The Sunderland Unitary Development Plan (UDP) is the current adopted development plan for the city and sets the planning policy basis for assessing all planning applications and development proposals.

To retain development plan policy coverage, many of the UDP's policies were nevertheless automatically 'saved' for three years upon commencement of the Government's Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act (2004), with a further 'direction' from the Secretary of State enabling them to continue to be 'saved' beyond September 2007.

Icon for pdf Unitary Development Plan [2.61MB]

Icon for pdf Unitary Development Plan saved policies [1.23MB]

Icon for pdf Letter from GO-NE regarding saved policies [1.7MB]

View an interactive version of our adopted development plan at Sunderland Interactive UDP.