International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) Area Action Plan Examination in Public

Key Information

Welcome to the International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan (IAMP AAP) Examination in Public webpage. This webpage will be kept up to date during the examination process.  

Once adopted, the IAMP AAP will form part of the Local Plan for both Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils.  Further details of the respective Local Plans can be found at www.sunderland.gov.uk/development-plan and http://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/localplan.

Inspector
In accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) Inspector Malcolm Rivett BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the IAMP AAP is sound.

Programme Officer
To assist the Inspector an independent Programme Officer, Kathryn Stule has been appointed. The Programme Officer is responsible for all procedural matters of the examination. All future correspondence with respondents regarding the examination of the IAMP AAP will be through the Programme Officer, Kathryn Stule on (0191) 561 1577 or email kathryn.stule@sunderland.gov.uk.

Submission Documents and Supporting Documents
Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council have formally submitted the International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan (IAMP AAP) to the Secretary of State under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) and Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The councils submitted the IAMP AAP, Submission Documents on 6 February 2017. A number of Supporting Documents which have informed the IAMP AAP are available to view.  A full schedule of the Submission and Supporting documents can be accessed here pdf icon International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan - Evidence Library [183kb]

Examination news and updates
Correspondence and updates relating to the examination can be viewed below in reverse chronological order: 

The Examination Library pdf icon International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan - Evidence Library [183kb] which contains all documents submitted following submission will be updated regularly during the course of the Examination.

18 September 2017

Following the Examination in Public Hearings held between 3 - 6 April 2017, the Councils are proposing further main modifications to the IAMP AAP. Consultation on the proposed main modifications is taking place between 18 September and 30 October 2017.

pdf icon Inspector's letter to Councils - main modifications [74kb]

A schedule of the proposed main modifications can be found here pdf icon IAMP AAP Modifications Schedule [995kb]. A revised copy of the AAP including the proposed modifications can be viewed here pdf icon IAMP AAP (modified) [1Mb]. pdf icon IAMP AAP policies map [3Mb]. A Statement of Representation Procedure has also been prepared which can be found here pdf icon IAMP Statement of Representations Procedure [233kb].

The Councils have also prepared a Sustainability Appraisal addendum and a Habitats Regulations Assessment note to assess the proposed modifications. These documents can be accessed below:

pdf icon IAMP post examination modifications - Sustainability Appraisal Addendum [819kb]

pdf icon IAMP AAP Habitat Regulations Assessment Modifications [183kb]

Copies of the documents have also been made available at Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland and South Tyneside Town Hall and Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields and at all Council libraries in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Comments can be submitted in writing to iamp@sunderland.gov.uk or to the following address:

Strategic Plans and Housing Team

Sunderland City Council

Room 264-2.66, Civic Centre

Burdon Road

Sunderland

SR2 7DN

A copy of the comments form is available here pdf icon IAMP AAP Response form and guidance [372kb]

7 September

At the hearings the Inspector asked the Councils to prepare draft wording of possible modifications to the plan. This has now been submitted to the Inspector for his consideration and is included on the website for information only. The Inspector is not inviting nor will accept any comments on the modifications or the supporting documents at this stage.

In the event that the Inspector concludes that the plan is potentially capable of being found sound subject to these and/or other possible modifications the relevant modifications (and any evidence supporting them) will be the subject of full public consultation.

pdf icon IAMP AAP Statement of Common Ground (Gateshead) - Final [1Mb]

pdf icon IAMP Area Action Plan - Final [1Mb]

pdf icon IAMP Post Examination Modifications SA Addendum - Final [882kb]

pdf icon Schedule of Proposed Modifications - Final [1Mb]

pdf icon IAMP AAP - Safeguarded Land Report [11Mb]

pdf icon IAMP AAP HRA Modifications Note [180kb]

14 June
Please find attached documentation between the council's and Town End Farm Partnership regarding Transportation.

pdf icon Response to TEFP on Matter 6 (Highways) [6Mb]

pdf icon IAMP AAP - Transport Review (Update) [313kb]

pdf icon Response to TEFP on Matter 6 - 05.06.17 [2Mb]

6 April
Letter tabled at Matter 8 Session - EX8:  pdf icon EX8 Letter Tabled at Matter 8 Session [494kb]

4 April
Opening Statement - EX7: pdf icon EX7 - International Advanced Manufacturing Park Examination in Public - Opening Statement [199kb] 

20 March
Please find attached responses to the Matters and Questions from all respective parties.

To access these responses please click here.

15 March
Letter from Sean Hedley to The Planning Inspectorate and their response can be found below: 

pdf icon Letter from Taylor Wessing [220kb]

pdf icon Response to Taylor Wessing from The Planning Inspectorate [116kb]

21 February
The hearing will take place at the Quadrus Centre, Woodstock Way, Boldon Business Park, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9PF between 3 and 6 April with 7 April as a reserved day. A copy of the Inspector's documents can be accessed below:

pdf icon EX3 - International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) Examination Guidance notes [119kb]

pdf icon EX4 - International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) Draft Programme [73kb] 

pdf icon EX5 - International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) Matters and Questions [98kb] 

8 February 
In accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) Inspector Malcolm Rivett BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the IAMP AAP is sound.

6 February
The councils formally submitted the International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan (IAMP AAP) and Proposed Submission Documents and Supporting Documents to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public on Monday 6 February 2017 pdf icon International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan - Evidence Library [183kb] pdf icon EX1 - Letter of Submission (Feburary 2017) [185kb]. These documents are available in the councils principal offices. The pdf icon EX2 - Submission Statement February 2017 [66kb] details when and where.