Siglion remains committed to delivering a development at Seaburn that meets the aspirations and vision of everyone in Sunderland for this very special location. Our extensive community engagement to date has illustrated that, whilst there are many aspects of the proposals that do meet these aspirations, we have not yet found the detailed proposal that completely achieves that aim.
With this in mind, but in order to continue the progress on the site, we will shortly be submitting a planning application which will seek outline planning consent. If granted, this will set the overall quantum of and locations of development in respect of the mix of uses for the site. It will, however, contain no design detail other than the phase 1 infrastructure works and proposed car park fronting onto Dykelands Road. The plans and artist’s impressions previously displayed at the consultation events will therefore not form part of the application.
This approach allows us to refocus the detailed design in response to the feedback received and ensure that the flexibility remains to respond to market demand and deliver the high quality design that we all desire.
Our shared vision remains for Seaburn to once again become a strong leisure destination, providing indoor and outdoor space that attracts people 365 days a year and we continue to value the community input into many aspects of the development that will define the character and look of the properties, creating a place that appeals to young and old alike for the people of Sunderland and also the wider North East region.
We are very happy and keen to engage on a direct basis about this. Anyone interested in doing so should contact Katie Sully at Siglion directly and she will be happy to speak to you individually. Her email address is Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org.