132 new homes approved for Vaux and Riverside Sunderland Area



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Winger
Oh aye, definitely. Just seemed to help people get a house they otherwise wouldn't have been able to at a decent rate. Could be wrong mind. My mate used it and seemed fairly happy.

It does helps get people houses they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.

However initiatives like these just help to make house prices higher & higher.
 
Its good the sheepfolds are getting developed, but i think there should be more than just housing. Given that the sheepfolds are traditionally for business, it should really be mixed use, adding a more commercial aspects to the centre of Sunderland...linking the city centre to the stadium.
the news of longbenton HMRC shutting and relocating to Newcastle city centre, should be something replicated down on wearside. Close Washington HMRC and relocate to the vaux site……it would be a huge boost for Sunderland city centre
 
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Jigga Ray

Subs Bench
Surely this development is precisely what you ask for? i.e. mixed use and not just housing.



Its good the sheepfolds are getting developed, but i think there should be more than just housing. Given that the sheepfolds are traditionally for business, it should really be mixed use, adding a more commercial aspects to the centre of Sunderland...linking the city centre to the stadium.
the news of longbenton HMRC shutting and relocating to Newcastle city centre, should be something replicated down on wearside. Close Washington HMRC and relocate to the vaux site……it would be a huge boost for Sunderland city centre
 

weebil64

Striker
Its good the sheepfolds are getting developed, but i think there should be more than just housing. Given that the sheepfolds are traditionally for business, it should really be mixed use, adding a more commercial aspects to the centre of Sunderland...linking the city centre to the stadium.
the news of longbenton HMRC shutting and relocating to Newcastle city centre, should be something replicated down on wearside. Close Washington HMRC and relocate to the vaux site……it would be a huge boost for Sunderland city centre
HMRC are shutting Washington and will be moving to Newcastle.
 

td586

Midfield
i'd be interested to see what the t&c would be

ie, not to be bought as a 2nd home
ties to the immediate area
active involvement in social aspects
 

Bob Fleming

Striker
It does helps get people houses they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.

However initiatives like these just help to make house prices higher & higher.
Aye that was is the main issue with it. Developers inflated prices with HtB. People paid over the odds.
 

Luna17

Central Defender
The amount of new housing being built in Sunderland or planned soon, is amazing. 2/3 in Silksworth, 2/3 Seaburn, 2/3 Ryhope, huge site off Chester Road, Moorside/Doxy Park - where are the people coming from to buy ?
Thought Sunderland's population was declining ? Certainly ageing, but am sure read it was declining.
 

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Winger
The amount of new housing being built in Sunderland or planned soon, is amazing. 2/3 in Silksworth, 2/3 Seaburn, 2/3 Ryhope, huge site off Chester Road, Moorside/Doxy Park - where are the people coming from to buy ?
Thought Sunderland's population was declining ? Certainly ageing, but am sure read it was declining.

It was a few years back, but last few its started to increase a bit.

But what were the reasons for the decline? If it was lack of nice housing, then building lots of shiny new builds will turn that tide.
 

Pete the Pirate

Goalkeeper
The amount of new housing being built in Sunderland or planned soon, is amazing. 2/3 in Silksworth, 2/3 Seaburn, 2/3 Ryhope, huge site off Chester Road, Moorside/Doxy Park - where are the people coming from to buy ?
Thought Sunderland's population was declining ? Certainly ageing, but am sure read it was declining.

Sunderland's population decline ended around 2010 due to shifting economic conditions in the country. It had been brought about by the decline of the city's industry and economy in the 1980s and 90s, a "brain drain" of young people moving due to limited opportunities and an aging population.

However, due to a surging cost of living nationally and rising house prices, Sunderland's cheaper real estate has become desirable for lower income people from other parts of Britain to come from. This has reserved the decline.

For example, there's been a large influx of Nigerians who traditionally centred their community around London, but now see Sunderland as somewhere more affordable. It's interesting to see the demographic change, for the first time in my life last year I'd seen Africans living in Thorney Close.
I'm happy to see people moving to Sunderland ultimately. I don't want our city to have a bad reputation. We have suffered a lot, but despite the issues we have faced we truly have a beautiful city with so much to offer and natural features.
 
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vinegar hill

Striker
The amount of new housing being built in Sunderland or planned soon, is amazing. 2/3 in Silksworth, 2/3 Seaburn, 2/3 Ryhope, huge site off Chester Road, Moorside/Doxy Park - where are the people coming from to buy ?
Thought Sunderland's population was declining ? Certainly ageing, but am sure read it was declining.
I believe each local authority in the country were set quota’s by the government to build a certain amount of houses by a certain time.
I might be wrong but I think certain funding depends on meeting this criteria.
I’m sure someone on here more qualified than me could clarify this.
 

weebil64

Striker
That’s the civil service for you.
But really Sunderland has lost too many civil servants jobs from the city centre by previous governments

It would be a vote winner to return some jobs there
They won’t though. The regional centre plan only allows for one site. They seem hellbent on Newcastle.
 

Osklen

Midfield
They won’t though. The regional centre plan only allows for one site. They seem hellbent on Newcastle.

Chair of the Government Property Group is Pat Ritchie who is also chief exec at Newcastle City Council.


This has been on the cards for years and understand that the civil service jobs are going to mainly cities located on a mainline rail routes.

Just what we need on prime city centre land! 🤦🏼‍♂️

Is it prime city centre land?

In addition to office and leisure facility we do need central training and education facility much like many other city centres. Always better to have colleges and universities in city centres to try and draw footfall and improve connectivity and access for people.
 
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