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First homes go on sale at Ryhope development named after heroic pilot

A new residential development named after a war hero who fell in Ryhope is beginning to take shape, with the first homes now on sale, Bellways’ Barton Meadows.

Bellway is building 60 new homes at Barton Meadows, named in honour of RAF pilot Cyril Barton VC. The Flying Officer died after crash-landing his Halifax bomber in a field in Ryhope, avoiding houses and pit-head workings, following an overnight air raid on Germany in 1944.

Construction work began at the site to the north of Burdon Lane earlier this year, after plans were approved by Sunderland City Council.

The development will include 54 three and four-bedroom houses for private sale, alongside six affordable homes available for local people through rent or at a discount to market value.

The first homes are being sold from Bellway’s Hartwell Park development in Hartlepool, with a sales office planned to open atBartonMeadowsin November.

Hayley Teasdale, Sales Manager for Bellway Durham, said: “We have already seen a great deal of interest in Barton Meadows, especially as the story of Cyril Barton is quite rightly the stuff of local legend, and we’ve also had really positive feedback about the new properties we’re providing.

As a housebuilder based in the North East, we are part of the communities in which we build new homes and our extensive knowledge of the area means we can respond to the local need for housing.

People buying a new home here in Ryhope will be joining a thriving community, which benefits from well-regarded schools and local amenities, making this a popular place for families to put down roots.

Parents like the fact that St Paul’s CE Primary School, which was judged outstanding by Ofsted in its most recent inspection, is a short walk from the site, while there’s a further choice of schools for children of all ages within a mile of the development.

There are also sports clubs close by, including Ryhope CW Football Club, Ryhope Cricket Club and Sunderland RCA Football Club, which all add to the rich community life of the village.”

There’s currently a choice of three and four-bedroom houses available to reserve at Barton Meadows, with prices starting from £214,995.

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