The Core Strategy and Development Plan sets out our long-term plan for development across the city to 2033. It will ensure that the right type of development is focused in the right places to meet the needs for local people and businesses.

You may have submitted comments to us last year on our draft Plan. We have listened to what you had to say and prepared the final version of the Plan, known as the Publication Draft.

The Icon for pdf Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033 Publication Draft [5.35MB] includes development policies and site allocations, land use designations and development management policies, together with a Icon for pdf Key Diagram (2018) [350.42KB] and Policies Proposals Map 2018 (pdf) . An interactive version of the Policies Proposals Map is also available.

Sunderland City Council will be consulting on the Publication Draft from 15 June to 27 July 2018. This is the final stage of consultation before Sunderland City Council submits the Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination.

Have your say
It's important to have your say as this is your last opportunity to tell us what you think.This consultation is slightly different to previous rounds of consultation. Although it will be run by the council, its purpose is to seek your views on whether the Plan and associated documents are sound (i.e. appropriate, based on robust evidence and consistent with government policy) and legally compliant. To explain what this means, we have prepared a guidance note. It is very important that any comments you make at this stage of the Plan are linked to these requirements or soundness tests in order to be considered by the Planning Inspector.

All comments on the Plan must be submitted within the consultation period and received by the council no later than 5pm on 27 July 2018. Only comments received within this period, by deadline, have a statutory right to be considered by the Planning Inspector at examination.

How to submit comments
A Statement of Representation Procedure can be found here.

Please complete a "Representation Form". You may submit to the council in the following ways:

The evidence base can be viewed by clicking here.

The council is also consulting on the Icon for pdf Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (2018) [1.32MB] which sets out how and when we will seek planning obligations from development proposals. The consultation period for this document is 15 June to 27 July 2018. If you would like to make comments on the Supplementary Planning Document please click here.


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