The Sunderland and South Tyneside City Deal includes a vision to develop an International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) on land to the north of the Nissan car manufacturing plant alongside the A19(T). To take this project forward, the two councils and our project partners are preparing an Nationallly Significant INstrastructure Project (NSIP) development consent order application in parallel with the preparation of a joint IAMP Area Action Plan as part of their respective Local Plans.
The Government directed that the IAMP project should require development consent under the NSIP regime on 15 September 2015. The direction applies to land to the north of the existing Nissan site, to the west of the A19 and the south the A184. It relates to buildings and facilities for manufacturing uses, but also includes elements for research and development, storage and distribution and office uses.
Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in Sunderland
The Government has introduced the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) process to deal with the granting of development consent for large-scale projects such as major new transport, utilities and energy infrastructure, as well as large-scale business and commercial developments.
NSIP development consent orders (DCO) are a form of planning permission that can integrate other types of approval, such as highways/infrastructure works and compulsory purchase orders (CPO).
NSIP applications are determined by The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) through independent examination, a form of public inquiry, rather than by the council as the Local Planning Authority. The project developers are nevertheless required to carry out extensive pre-application public consultation prior to submitting their application direct to PINS.
IAMP LLP (the Applicant) are consulting on IAMP TWO from 25 March to 19 May. For more information visit the Applicant's website IAMP Consultation.
Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) - This document explains how they intend to consult with the community and key stakeholders during the IAMP TWO consultation.
Below is a copy of the public notice published in relation to the Statement of Community Consultation for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Notice is hereby given that IAMP LLP of Sunderland City Council, PO BOX 100, Civic Centre, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2 7DN ('the Applicant') proposes to apply to the Planning Inspectorate under the Planning Act 2008 for a development consent order ('DCO') to authorise the construction and operation of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park ('IAMP') TWO (the 'Project') to host production, supply chain and distribution activities directly related to the Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing sectors (the 'Application').
The Applicant is a limited liability partnership established by South Tyneside Council and Sunderland City Council for the purpose of promoting and delivering the Project. As part of the process of preparing to make the Application, the Applicant has a duty to consult the local community under Section 47 of the Planning Act 2008. The Applicant has produced a Statement of Community Consultation ('SoCC') for this purpose. The SoCC sets out details of how the Applicant proposes to consult people living in the vicinity of the land subject to the Application. This notice outlines when and where the SoCC can be inspected.
The Project relates to land to the north of the existing Nissan site, to the west of the A19 and to the south of the A184, and is located within the administrative boundaries of both Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. It is part of a wider project - the IAMP - being promoted by the Applicant which also comprises the first phase, being IAMP ONE (which received planning permission (pursuant to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) in May 2018), and this phase, being IAMP TWO (which will be the subject of the Application to be consented by way of a DCO). This notice relates to IAMP TWO only.
The Project will comprise the development of commercial floorspace supporting advanced manufacturing activities; access roads, cycleways and footpaths; landscaping built around retained woodlands and hedgerows; ecological and landscape mitigation surrounding the River Don; a road bridge across the A19 to connect with Washington Road; a bridge across the River Don to connect to a northern employment area; a 'Hub' to become a focal point for the wider IAMP and potentially include uses such as a transport interchange, shops, a 150-bedroom hotel, childcare and nursery facilities, and education and training facilities; and site utilities including a potential sub-station and connection to the local drainage network.
The SoCC can be inspected free of charge from 11 September 2018 (and available up to and during future consultation events) at the following locations and during the hours set out below:
Venue opening hours may differ depending on public holidays and/or may be subject to change by the venue's operator and should be checked.
A copy of the SoCC is also available to view on the Applicant's website at IAMP Consultation. The website also provides further details in relation to the Application and wider IAMP Project. Copies will also be available to those who contact the project team directly by email, Freephone or Freepost.