Published: 7th Jul 2020

Sunderland City Council has received a £1.6m grant from Homes England to help build new social housing in the city.  The council confirmed its plans to move into the rented housing sector late last year and construction work will begin on the first phase this month, and work on the first phase will start later this month. Construction company Tolent has been appointed to develop the first council housing development at Cork Street. The Cork Street development will deliver 26 affordable bungalows, 16 of which will be specially adapted to provide homes for people with physical disabilities, and one general needs bungalow. Alongside the new bungalows the council will build a new £1.4m day centre to support people with physical disabilities across the city. The council is planning a wider £59m programme for a range of affordable housing projects across Sunderland over the next five years. ‘It is fantastic to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)