August 5, 2020 @ 11:18 by Richard Dawson
Story Homes has submitted new plans for 115 new properties at Potters Hill in Sunderland.
The plans form part of a £65 million investment, which will see the Carlisle-headquartered company build 450 homes across the city, creating hundreds of jobs in the process.
The new scheme will include 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties, and represents a £23 million investment.
Story Homes already has a number of completed sites across the North East area, but Potters Hill represents its first steps into Sunderland.
Allan Thompson, managing director for Story Homes in the North East, said: “We are very pleased to be submitting plans that will see us enter the market in Sunderland. Our homes at Potters Hill will bring a fantastic new offer to the area, and the benefits will be felt immediately.
“This development will not only improve choice across the local housing market but will also provide the much needed kickstart to the local economy that is required following the pandemic.
“We announced last year that we are committed to investing in this transforming city, so we’re thrilled to be in a position to take this step forward at Potters Hill.”
The first phase of the Potters Hill scheme was delivered by Miller Homes in 2018 and it is hoped that in total there will be 700 new homes across the site.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “I’m delighted that Story will follow from Miller in developing stunning new homes that will appeal to a range of residents at Potters Hill.
“We have a really compelling offer in the city – our fantastic connectivity, our stunning natural assets like the seaside, parkland and cultural offer – so we know that we are an attractive place to live.
“High-quality homes of different sizes and styles are critical to attracting diverse communities to our city. Story’s application to develop a scheme at Potters Hill is an exciting step forward.”