Have your say on major city plans

Sunderland residents are being reminded to have their say on a range of plans for parts of the city, with just two weeks until a public consultation ends. 

Sunderland City Council is inviting people to share their feedback on its Draft Allocations and Designations Plan, which sets out the way parts of the city will be developed in the coming months and years.  The consultation opened in December, and the deadline for feedback is Friday, February 12.  Comments will be used to shape proposals prior to a further round of consultation on a revised draft plan later in the year.

Included in the plans are aspirations to create an attractive new low-carbon community in Washington, as well as a Metro connection to the area, something long called for by residents.  There are more details on the Riverside Sunderland plans, as well as a range of other programmes of work that will be delivered over the next 10-15 years.

Councillor Rebecca Atkinson, Dynamic City Cabinet Member, said: “This plan sets out a blueprint for parts of the city we’re keen to see developed and paves the way for a range of projects that we believe will add huge value to the city, to move forward.

“We’re very keen to ensure that residents see and support the plans, so we’re inviting people to read the plans and give us their feedback to enable us to take their views into account as we move forward.”

Alongside the Allocations and Designations Plan are a range of Supplementary Planning Documents, that set out more detail behind the proposed land allocations and designations.

To see the plans and provide feedback, visit: