The Inn Collection group has been given the go ahead for pub with rooms at Seaburn by Sunderland City Council’s planning committee.
The Seaburn development will be designed with 40 bedrooms across three floors, while a bar and eatery area will provide covers for diners all year round.
Sean Donkin, managing director of The Inn Collection Group, said: “We’re delighted to have the green light to move forward with plans for what will be a fantastic addition to the seaside in Sunderland on a prime coastal spot.“
“The Inn Collection Group has a proven track record in delivering purpose-built inns operating on a model that provides value for money accommodation, quality beverages and home-made pub fare served all day, 365 days a year to local people and visitors.
He added: “Seaburn will become a popular addition to our portfolio of pubs with rooms in the north’s best loved destinations including the Northumberland coast, Durham and the Lake District. We look forward to seeing it rise from the ground, with a view to opening our doors towards the end of 2020.”
The announcement follows a new strategic direction from The Inn Collection Group to develop a “wholly freehold estate” as it continues to roll out “buy and build” growth plans which will see the group more than double its 10-strong portfolio of pubs with rooms by 2022.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “I’m delighted to see plans approved for another great development in the city .
“We have world-class beaches, and we need to ensure they are maximised with places for families to enjoy. The new Seaburn inn will be somewhere that not only residents from the city can enjoy, but a place for visitors to stay and enjoy the sights of the city, with lovely views over to Seaburn seaside.”