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Duchy Homes has committed to acquire a 16.44 acre site at the city’s Potters Hill scheme near Chapelgarth.
Jane Imrie

Third housebuilder joins growing Sunderland residential scheme

A third housebuilder has been the latest firm to join a growing residential development in Sunderland.

Duchy Homes has committed to acquire a 16.44 acre site at the city’s Potters Hill scheme near Chapelgarth.

The agreement to purchase the plot - which is expected to accommodate up to 179 homes - means that Duchy Homes is set to become the third private housebuilder to advance with homes on the 112-acre Sunderland site.

Duchy Homes’ chief executive officer, John Barnes, commented: “We are delighted to have exchanged contracts on land at Potters Hill, which we believe will be a fantastic development site for our high-quality family homes.

“Sunderland represents a really exciting market. We have seen the city’s ambition to develop high-quality new communities, and have watched that bear fruit for other housebuilders in the area, who have enjoyed successful schemes.

“We truly believe that our own development at Potters Hill will be equally popular with families looking for a high-quality place to live and we’re really excited to move forward.”

Cllr Rebecca Atkinson, dynamic city cabinet member at Sunderland City Council, added: “Ensuring we have the range of homes that our residents, now and in the future, will need is a critical priority for this council.

“We are thrilled to see that yet another high-quality housing developer has been attracted to invest in Sunderland, creating homes that will allow us to attract a range of families to the city.

“South Sunderland – of which Potters Hill is a part - is becoming a hugely attractive place for families to live, and as more developers invest, its appeal only grows.”

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