Proposed extra care scheme at 31-41 The Green, Southwick, Sunderland


Triple Jersey Limited are proposing to demolish the more modern B&M  building to the rear of 31-41 The Green and replacement with a split 3-5 storey care scheme, providing a total of 46 apartments. The original commercial building to the north of the site, with frontage onto The Green is to be retained for the potential of a two storey commercial building.

Members of the local community are invited to view the design proposals and provide feedback prior to the submission of the planning application.

The Site

The site lies to the North of Mount Pleasant, Southwick, Sunderland and extends to approximately 0.44 hectares. It comprises a B&M commercial unit, with an area of hardstanding car parking immediately to the west. The site is surrounded by a range of residential properties and to the north, there are a number of other commercial units.

With regards to public transport, the closest bus stops are located immediately north of the site, along Sunderland Road and there are stops further north along Beaumont Street. These stops accommodate a range of services including bus numbers 3, 13, 35 and 35A Cherry, 56 Cityrider, 4, 16 and 594. The closest metro station is Pallion, 1.2 miles away.

There are two listed buildings to the north, within the vicinity of the site . These are the Grade II listed Tramcar Inn, currently used as a public house and the Grade II listed Thompson Memorial in Centre of Green, with posts to north and south. The site does not lie in a Conservation Area.

The Environment Agency’s flood map for planning indicates that the site is entirely located in Flood Zone 1 and therefore, is at vey low risk of flooding. The entirety of the site is also at ‘very low risk ‘ from surface water flooding, meaning there is less than 0.1% chance of flooding from surface water each year.

The Proposal

The Proposed Development seeks to:

– Demolish the majority of existing buildings on site, with part of the demolished building to the north of the site set to be retained for a two storey commercial building.

– Construction of a new, modern, split level 3-5 storey care scheme, providing 46 apartments. The apartments will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom and will have kitchen, dining and living space. The scheme will however also include communal areas such as kitchens, dining space, laundry areas, therapy space, activity/gym/quiet room, library and external terrace. There is also scope for ancillary uses such as a hairdresser.

– Re-configure the existing site to create new access points and a new parking layout, including EV parking and visitor parking bays.

– Provision of new landscaping areas around the site.

The current draft plans and visuals can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage. 

Providing your Feedback

We invite you to provide your comments and feedback on the proposals. Comments can be emailed to or alternatively, posted to:

DPP, Studio 015, Haylofts, St Thomas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LE.

Please submit your comments by no later than 5 pm on 5th November 2023.

Following closure of the consultation period, all feedback will be reviewed ahead of finalising the scheme for the planning application, and will be responded to within a Statement of Community Involvement which will be submitted in support of the planning application. Once the planning application has been submitted there will be a further opportunity for you to comment on the planning application through the LPA’s statutory consultation period.

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Location Plan

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Proposed Floor Plans

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Proposed Elevation Plans

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