Housing Development in Sunderland
Sunderland is a great place to develop houses. As one of only three English cities on the coast and with 57% green space, Sunderland has a lot to benefit its residents.
We also recognise that this needs to be underpinned by a strong housing offer and this can only be achieved by forging strong working relationships with large and small developers, Registered Providers and housing partners.
We pride ourselves on being open for business and open for development and our past and present partnerships are testament to this. We urge all of our housing partners to talk to us and work with us so we can bring about new homes that will create a permanent, positive impact on the city.
Housing Investment Prospectus
There are many opportunities for housing development in Sunderland from larger executive housing to specialist housing to meet community need. All of these opportunities are outlined in Sunderland's brand new Housing Investment Prospectus which was recently launched at the Stadium of Light to an audience of developers and housing partners.
Sunderland's Housing Market
The housing market in Sunderland is buoyant and builders are actively developing new homes in large numbers across the city. New build completions in Sunderland have increased dramatically over the last three years and the city is working hard to build on this success.
The documents below show how many new build properties have been completed, when they were completed, bedroom sizes and in which area of the city they have been built.
Small and Medium Sized House Builders
Sunderland City Council held an event in September 2017 to bring together Small and Medium Sized House Builders across the city. The event was a networking opportunity to allow builders to meet and talk to key officers, partners and politicians. It was an opportunity to meet and listen to everyones views on how we can work together to develop more housing.
Please see presentations below:
Sunderland Housing Summit - January 2018
On 18 January Sunderland City Council held their third Housing Development Summit. The event provided an opportunity for developers and housing partners to hear the latest news on Sunderland's emerging Local Plan and the newly published Housing Strategy.
Small Sites Register
Sunderland City Council's Small Site Register has been produced in response to Sunderland City Council's work with SME house builders to increase and diversify development.
- Sites are mainly less than a Hectare with capacity for fewer than 10 units
- Constraints are listed where known, but full site investigation will be necessary
- Sites in general are previously developed land
- Inclusion of sites does not guarantee Planning Consent for Housing
- The register should be read in conjunction with the Brownfield register
List of Registered Providers
Please see below Registered Providers who are interested in working in partnership with developers in Sunderland to deliver new housing.
The council does not recommend the registered providers (RP's). The RP's have agreed that their contact details can be accessed through this web page.
Please see contact details and links below to Homes and Communities Fund and the Homes Builders Fund.
Home Building Fund web page: https://homebuildingfund.campaign.gov.uk/
North East Property Fund
Help to support house building schemes in the city.
The first page is direct to the North East Property Fund page on the FW Capital site and the second is to the page on the North East Growth Hub site.
Contact us - a new single point of contact
We have introduced a new central contact point specifically for housing development queries. All development queries will be handled centrally to ensure speed and continuity of response.
Contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0191 561 1240.