Doxford and Ryhope must see Budget housing infrastructure cash before residents move in
By Heather Fagan
Commenting on the announcement in the Budget that South Sunderland will receive a share of £1.1 billion of Housing Infrastructure Fund money, Lib Dem councillor for Doxford and Tunstall Heather Fagan said:
"I look forward to seeing further details of just how much money Sunderland City Council is going to get in order to improve infrastructure in the Doxford and Ryhope areas where the community is set to change beyond all recognition by the building of thousands of new homes.
"Right from the start of this house-building process, the big concern from existing residents has been that local services and infrastructure won't be able to cope with several thousand new houses in the area.
"Sunderland City Council must now listen to local people and make sure we see decent improvements to local roads and much-needed extra school, dentist and GP places before new residents move in."