Planning Policy

Have your say on planning
The council is consulting on the following documents from 7 August for eight weeks until 2 October.

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The council is consulting on main modifications to the IAMP AAP from 18 September to 30 October. Click here for further details.

Local Plan
Sunderland is currently preparing its Local Plan which consists of three development Plans

The Local Plan Evidence Library contains the latest evidence base supporting the preparation of our Local Plan.

The Local Development Scheme sets out the timetable for preparing the Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents.

Adopted Development Plan
The current Adopted Development Plan for Sunderland is the UDP (1998) and UDP Alteration No. 2.

Supplementary planning documents and guidance
In addition to the policies within the Adopted Development Plan, the council has prepared a number of Supplementary Planning Documents and Interim Guidance notes.

Brownfield Register
The council's latest Brownfield Register and Small Sites Register

Self Build Register
Register on our Self Build Register.

Statement of Community Involvement
The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the council will engage with the public and other stakeholders when preparing Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents and considering Planning Applications.

Authority Monitoring Reports
The Authority Monitoring Reports assess the council's progress in the preparation of its Local Plan and success of policies contained within the adopted Development Plans.