Sunderland is a fantastic, forward-looking city undergoing significant transformation and economic regeneration. It has a global reputation as a welcoming and inclusive place in which to live, work, invest and play.
To guide further progress over the next decade, we have developed a new City Plan for Sunderland. It is a "city" plan - not just a council plan - which provides the blueprint for all partners and communities to work together, to address the economic and social challenges that Sunderland faces so that the city and its people can achieve their full potential.
The City Plan, approved by full Council on 12 November 2019, is clear about what we need to do to achieve our bold and ambitious vision to create a connected, international city by 2030 with opportunities for all our residents.
To achieve this, the City Plan has three themes:
The city's people and communities are at the heart of the City Plan, which is already being delivered, at pace, with significant investment and developments recently announced, with more to come.
In line with the council's approach to carbon reduction and cost saving, the City Plan is published solely electronically here.