Adderstone Living secures planning permission for Sunderland affordable homes

02 September 2021
Adderstone Living secures planning permission for Sunderland affordable homes

Proposals for affordable housing on the outskirts of Sunderland have been given the green light by Sunderland City Council.

Adderstone Living, the dedicated social housing division of Adderstone Group, has been granted planning consent by Sunderland City Council at a special Committee Meeting (31st August 2021). The development will comprise a mix of 45 two and three bedroomed bungalows and two storey semi-detached properties on land at Redburn Road, Chilton Moor in Houghton-le-Spring.

The approved plans also include a village green along with new car parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure.

The Chilton Moor project will offer sustainable housing to local people with affordable rent and rent-to-buy opportunities. Works are due to commence this autumn, with the first phase of properties available in late 2022.

A Design and Access Statement submitted by Adderstone Living as part of the planning application stated the scheme’s ‘sustainable approach to residential development provides an attractive place to live with a strong character and identity that is appropriate to its context’. The £9m scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with client Karbon Homes, will create up to 100 construction and associated supply chain jobs including direct labour, and will exclusively use local subcontractors and suppliers from the North East.


Adderstone Living Director, Stephen McCoy, said:

“This consent allows us to introduce a new community to this beautiful former mining village in the form of a sustainable, high-quality development comprising a range of house types built around a village green. We are grateful for the support and vote of confidence from Sunderland City Council.”


Lea Smith, Development Manager at Karbon Homes, welcomed the planning decision. He said:

“This development meets the needs of the local community, with a mix of property types and sizes to provide options for residents at varying stages of life. The inclusion of bungalows was an important element to help combat the shortage of homes for older residents in this area.

We hope local residents will welcome access to good quality, affordable housing in their local area.

A number of the units will be available for Rent to Buy, allowing residents to pay 80% of market rent while they save towards a deposit to buy the house. This is a fantastic way for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder.”


Adderstone Living was established in 2020 and is aiming to deliver more than 200 affordable homes in the next 24 months.

To discuss land deals or future social housing partnerships, contact Adderstone Living on 0191 269 9900 or

Those interested in finding out more about the scheme are encouraged to contact Karbon Homes on


Read Adderstone Group’s Founder and CEO, Ian Baggett, comments on the planning consent on LinkedIn.



Adderstone Group

Founded in 2000 Adderstone Group is one of the leading and most dynamic property companies in the North East.

The Group includes thriving and forward-thinking estates and projects divisions along with highly successful property management and residential lettings companies.

Adderstone Group is currently progressing a significant commercial and residential development pipeline and, in its history, has developed or holds as investment, a commercial property portfolio of nearing two million sq. ft. The company manages over 100 commercial tenants.

Adderstone Group operates from its Head Office located in The Fleming in Jesmond, on the outskirts of Newcastle city centre.


Housing in Sunderland

Chilton Road is one of a number of new housing schemes planned or underway in Sunderland, that will see more than 7,000 new properties rise from the ground over the coming 10 years.

The council is leading a city-wide housing strategy to ensure Sunderland has the volume and variety of homes it needs to attract and retain a diverse range of residents.  Among other housing developments moving forward across the city are new coastal communities being created in Seaburn and North Hylton. Sunderland City Council is also delivering on ambitions to develop contemporary new city centre homes on the Riverside Sunderland site, the existing Civic Centre site, Sunniside, and at Northern Spire Park alongside the stunning Northern Spire bridge.