Demand SIGLION for a better vision and plan for the Seaburn seafront redevelopment.
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This is a petition to demand SIGLION and Sunderland City Council to create a better plan and vision for the Seaburn redevelopment. The current SIGLION plans do not represent a vision containing the right balance between residential use, recreational use and leisure/retail use in order to create a Seaburn seaside resort that people of Sunderland and beyond can be proud of and enjoy.
In order to achieve a vision that the people of Sunderland and beyond deserve for this once in a generation transformation of the beautiful Seaburn seafront some vital changes will need to be made:
· Reduction of the proposed residential use (housing and apartments) to 150 or lower. This residential use should be a mix of affordable family homes, seafront apartments and retreats for the elderly.
· A significant increase of the space allocated to leisure, recreation and 'green' areas. This will create a seaside resort feel to the area creating not only more jobs but also increase tourism to the area.
· Reduction in height of the proposed seafront buildings to maximum 3 storeys.
· A better researched strategy concerning the amount of parking spaces, transportation issues and building disruptions.
If SIGLION and Sunderland City Council go ahead with their current proposed plans then the beautiful Seaburn seafront will basically be turned into a fancy housing estate with only limited space allocated for leisure, recreation, tourism. Seaburn needs a vision for the future which offers the right balance between the different uses. The Seaburn seafront has an enormous amount of potential to become a hot spot of natural beauty that can be enjoyed by everyone. Therefor, in the interest of local residents, local traders, people who love visiting the area, people who care about the area and many many others, SIGLION and Sunderland City Council have to create a Seaburn redevelopment that can be enjoyed by everybody and not just by a select few.
About us: The SaveSeaburn campaign was set up following the first SIGLION consultation event. Our aim is to unite the community, listen to opinions by holding meetings, creating an online presence and letting Sunderland City Council and SIGLION know that the general public want their say on the Seaburn redevelopment. We acknowledge the fact that SIGLION is probably the best developer to undertake this development but their current proposals are not aligned with what the general public wants for the area.
About SIGLION: Siglion is a partnership between Carillion and Sunderland City Council managed by industry leading experts Igloo Regeneration. SIGLION claim to be a stand alone entity. Councillor Paul Watson is a member of the board of SIGLION... more information on the current proposals can be found on http://shapingsunderland.com/2016/03/11/seaburn-march-2016-exhibition-give-us-your-feedback/
SUPPORT THIS PETITION! IT IS IN INTEREST OF ALL THAT SEABURN REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE SEASIDE RESORTS IN THE UK! IF WE DO NOT ACT NOW AND SIGLION GOES AHEAD WITH THEIR CURRENT PROPOSAL THEN THERE IS NO WAY BACK.....
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