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Robert.Jervis_43227 Feb 17

Sunderland green light

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Maximising multimodal opportunities and creating jobs
Multi-million-pound plans to make swathes of land at Port of Sunderland shovel-ready for development have been given the green light
The final phase of the port’s Enterprise Zone enabling works, funded by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, is expected to get started at Hendon Sidings - which has been renamed Trinity – Rail, Road & Sea, by the spring, after a planning application was approved in January 2022.
The work will ready the 11-acre site – which enjoys unrivalled access to open sea, the rail network and road connections – for the arrival of developers in a wide range of industries and is part of a wider strategy to attract more investment into the municipally-owned hub.
The planning application was lodged for a range of works that will put in place vital infrastructure to prepare the site for development. It is the last of three projects delivered at the port thanks to the backing of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is designed to attract potential investors and provide an incentive to those looking to establish a long-term operation at Port of Sunderland.
As well as benefiting from significant infrastructure improvements, the development will also benefit from the reintroduction of commercial rail freight services to the port, which last year saw the first commercial cargo train load up at the hub in over two decades.
Located to the west of the port, Trinity offers a range of advantages for investors who choose the site, including enhanced capital allowances. It is the final phase of work, after programmes of infrastructure works were rolled out on the port’s East Shore site, as well as improvements to road connections around the estate