Plans for a £14.1m estate on a former school site have been given the green light.
Last year, Placefirst Developments lodged plans for 116 homes on the ex-Easington Lane Primary School site in Sunderland, which has been vacant for more than a decade.
It included a mix of 26 two-bedroom bungalows, 46 three-bedroom houses and 44 four-bedroom homes alongside a new children’s play area and community gardens.
Sunderland City Council’s area Development Control Sub-Committee has now agreed a "build to rent" scheme.
While planners originally asked developers to pay almost £315,000 towards education provision in the area in a section 106 agreement, a reduced sum of just under £50,000 was agreed due to "viability issues" around the estate.
The funds will be channelled into primary schools in the Hetton ward with any shortfall around education funded from a ‘capital receipt’ from the council selling the land.
The developer aims to start construction this summer with the estate expected to be completed by the end of 2020.