Plans approved for new family homes on land adjacent to Wearside pub

Plans for new family homes near a Wearside pub have been given the stamp of approval.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 1:44 pm

Last year, a planning application was lodged with Sunderland City Council for land adjacent to the Beehive public house, which sits off a roundabout connecting Blind Lane and Coaley Lane in the Houghton ward.

According to planning documents, the site was previously granted outline planning consent for five detached dwellings, although this was never brought forward.

New plans approved by the council’s planning department on Tuesday, May 11 2021 include outline permission for two detached homes on the same site.

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Land adjacent to the Beehive pub in Houghton ward Picture: Google

A decision report states the current proposal is to provide “custom and self build plots for the current land owner.”

All matters such as access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale are ‘reserved’ until a later date and will require another planning application.

The council decision report reads: “The principle of the residential development within this plot of land is still considered to remain acceptable under the recently adopted Core Strategy and Development Plan.

“All matters are reserved, however the supporting design and access Statement by GW Architectural does provide an indicative demonstration of layout and access that demonstrate the site can accommodate the quantum of units proposed, scale of development and an access point can be provided to the south east of the site.”

The design and access statement prepared for the applicant adds: “The overall layout includes for 158m2 of ground floor footprint per property excluding garage space and an external driveway capable for the parking of an additional two cars.

“The properties are accessed by a new 4.8m wide private access road from the adjacent Coaley Lane.

“The properties are sized to provide two bespoke family homes for the current landowners.”

For more information on the application, visit https://online-applications.sunderland.gov.uk/online-applications and search planning reference: 20/01839/OUT