40 apartments now planned for landmark Washington office complex Parsons House after proposed changes to transformation scheme

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New proposals to transform an office complex into apartments have been lodged with planning chiefs.

Council planners previously granted prior approval for a scheme for 32 flats, but a new application aims to increase this number further.

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New proposals from applicant JT Consultancy Limited include 40 apartments across five floors.

Parsons House in Washington is set to become apartments under new plans.Parsons House in Washington is set to become apartments under new plans.
Parsons House in Washington is set to become apartments under new plans.

The property is based next to the entrance of Parsons Industrial Estate and sits around half a mile to the north west of Washington Town Centre.

A noise impact assessment commissioned by the applicant added no specific measures are needed to control external noise at the site, which is “wholly due to road traffic.”

The report goes on to say: “Notwithstanding this, a good standard of residential amenity will be achieved at the [site] with the existing glazing.”

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The existing site has parking for around 72 cars with applicants adding the development is based in a “sustainable location.”

A previous statement from the applicant said: “The site location is within excellent walking and cycling distance of local services, including hospitals, schools, employment and shops.

“The site is also extremely well connected to transport services via the existing road network and associated bus services.”

A decision on the new application is expected by early April, 2021.

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Comments on the plans can be made by writing to the council’s planning department or leaving a comment on its online planning portal.

For more information, visit online-applications.sunderland.gov.uk/online-applications and search planning reference 21/00245/PCJ

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