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Detailed Planning Application

Land North of Burdon Lane, Ryhope

Story Homes has now submitted detailed proposals to build approximately 150 high quality new homes as part of proposals for a wider development of approximately 1,000 new homes, retail provision, sports and recreation facilities, community uses and open space on land north of Burdon Lane in Ryhope.

The proposals would create a sustainable and integrated development that would make an important contribution to Sunderland’s housing supply. The proposed development would deliver a mix of house types and some of these new homes will potentially be affordable.

Consultation Details

Public exhibitions took place at Ryhope Cricket Club on Wednesday 6 December 2017 and at Doxford Community Association on Thursday 7 December 2017. Members of the project team were available to discuss the draft proposals and those attending had the opportunity to provide feedback.

To view the information presented at the exhibition, click on the Exhibition Boards tab above which will direct you to the specific consultation website for the wider proposals for land north of Burdon Lane. The submitted plan can be found by clicking the button below.

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Meeting Housing Needs

The site will provide a range of family homes that will help to meet local housing needs, including the potential provision of new affordable homes within the development.

Public Open Space

Our proposals will include the creation of new open space for the benefit of local people and new residents alike.

Highway Improvements

Our proposals will deliver any necessary highways works, with the detailed design and timescales for implementation to be agreed with the highways authority.

Local Economy

Our proposals will create new retail opportunities and support existing local businesses. They will help create additional employment through new opportunities for local sub-contractors and the supply chain.


Our proposals will deliver energy efficient homes and will include measures to help reduce reliance on private vehicles.

Community Uses

Land is being provided within the site to facilitate the provision of community uses including potentially a new primary school, and sport and recreation facilities.

About Us

We are a family grown business with 30 years of experience in developing land and communities. Since 1987, we have grown into one of the most respected and well-known companies in the north of England thanks to our designs, our ability to sensitively plan and build developments that retain the character and style of an area, our customer service and our attention to detail. Our success is built upon our excellent reputation, knowledge and understanding of the industry. This success is underpinned by the quality and high specification of our homes, the way our developments enhance locations, and ultimately our determination to understand the needs of the communities where we build. In partnership with our subcontractors and supply chains, we always strive to go the extra mile in everything we do:

  • We employ local people
  • We use local materials where possible
  • We support local communities
  • We are a good neighbour in the communities we impact upon
  • We build beautiful homes which will continue to look great in years to come
  • We develop schemes that enhance communities
  • We build high quality, high specification, desirable homes
  • We provide ‘affordable’ homes for local people
  • We collect detailed feedback from our customers and identify and take action on areas for improvement

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