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212 Homes Proposed for Pyrex Site

A major planning application has been submitted to Sunderland City Council regarding the £10 million redevelopment of the former Pyrex site, located off Pallion New Road. The St. Modwen and Persimmon Homes joint venture has submitted plans for 212 new family homes on the 17 acre site.

The plan includes a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, open public space and landscaping across the site.

St. Modwen acquired the 17 acre site in two phases during 2008 and 2009. 10 acres of the site was the location of the former Pyrex glass factory site and the remaining seven acres used to accommodate Corning, another glass manufacturer. Both factories have since been demolished in preparation for the redevelopment on the site.

The detailed residential planning application is part of a joint venture between St. Modwen and Persimmon plc established in August 2010. Extending to 2,000 homes – with an end value of £300 million – will be built on seven St. Modwen-owned sites across the UK over the next five years, with the potential for the number of sites to be increased in the joint venture. The partnership also encompasses the £150 million redevelopment of the Goodyear Works site in Wolverhampton, the creation of a £1 billion sustainable new community at Glan Llyn in Newport, South Wales and a £1.2 billion scheme at Coed Darcy in Neath.

Guy Gusterson, residential director at St. Modwen, said: “This is a significant development for Sunderland and we are pleased to be moving forward with the application. If we receive consent for the detailed planning permission, houses build will start later in the year.”

Daniel le Neveu, group development director, Persimmon PLC, comments: “We are very pleased to submit the detailed planning application for the development, we are excited about the potential of the development and that this application is the third to be submitted from the sites in our joint venture following the signing of the ground breaking agreement just nine months ago, with a number of other applications to follow in the next few months. The development will offer a choice of two, three and four bedroom homes to be marketed for sale by Persimmon Homes.”