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International Advanced Manufacturing Park

The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP)  is located within the administrative boundaries of Sunderland and South Tyneside and represents a unique opportunity for the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors in the UK.

In order to support the delivery of the IAMP, Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils secured funding through a City Deal to prepare an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the site which would remove 150 hectares (ha) of land from the Green Belt and allocate it for development

Following an Examination in Public into the soundness of the IAMP AAP by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State, both Councils formally adopted the IAMP AAP on 30 November 2017.

The    IAMP AAP (PDF) [8MB]    forms part of the adopted development plans for both Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils and sets the planning policy framework against which applications within the IAMP area are assessed

The AAP Policies are also shown on the Council's Interactive Local Plan Policies Map together with the other adopted plan policies. 

The User Guide provides further assistance on how to use the interactive map.

User Guide (pdf) (PDF) [144KB]

Plan Review

In order to ensure that local planning policies remain effective and up to date, the NPPF requires policies within Local Plans to be reviewed, and where necessary updated, at least every five years.

As the IAMP AAP was adopted on 30 November 2017 a review of the IAMP AAP was undertaken in October 2022.  This review concluded that the policies of the AAP remain effective and consistent with national policy. 

IAMP AAP Review (PDF) [264KB]







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