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Sharon encourages residents to have their say on the Council Core Strategy consultation process


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Sharon has received information today by email from Sunderland City Council, regarding the consultation process for the Sunderland Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033, which runs from 15 June to 27 July 2018.

From the email below: "All comments must be submitted within this period and received by the council no later than 5pm on 27 July 2018. Please note that comments received after 5pm on Friday 27 July 2018 will not be considered. Only comments received within this period, by deadline, have a statutory right to be considered by the Planning Inspector at examination."

Please read the following information supplied by Sunderland City Council.


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Commercial Development
Planning and Regeneration
Civic Centre
Burdon Road
Sunderland
SR2 7DN

Date: 12 June 2018
Our ref: CSDP

Dear Sir/Madam

HAVE YOUR FINAL SAY ON SUNDERLAND’S CORE STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2015-2033 PUBLICATION DRAFT

I am writing to inform you that from 15 June to 27 July 2018, Sunderland City Council will be consulting on the Publication Draft of the Sunderland Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033. This is the final stage of consultation before Sunderland City Council submits the Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination. This Plan sets out our long-term strategy on development across the city to 2033. It will ensure that the right type of development is focused in the right places to meet the needs for local people and businesses.

You may have submitted comments to us last year on our draft Plan. We have listened to what you had to say and prepared the final version of the Plan, known as the Publication Draft, which is available to view online at http://sunderland-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal, on the council’s website at www.sunderland.gov.uk/CSDP and at the Sunderland Civic Centre from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, during the consultation period.

All comments received at the Draft Plan stage have been summarised and the council has prepared a response. These are available to view on the website.

This Plan will cover the entire administrative boundary of Sunderland and will ensure that Sunderland can:

· deliver an additional 13,410 homes

· create 7,200 number of jobs

· create sustainable communities and deliver a mix of homes of different sizes and types to meet our needs

· support a thriving economy through the development of the Urban Core, Centres and employment sites

· improve sustainable transport

· create healthy communities

· deliver infrastructure such as schools and healthcare to support our future growth

We are also consulting on an additional planning document, the Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document, which sets out how and when we will seek planning obligations from development proposals.

Have your say
It’s important to have your say as this is your last opportunity to tell us what you think. This consultation is slightly different to previous rounds of consultation. Although it will be run by the council, its purpose is to seek your views on whether the Plan and associated documents are sound (i.e. appropriate, based on robust evidence and consistent with government policy) and legally compliant.  To explain what this means, we have prepared a guidance note which can be found on the council’s website. It is very important that any comments you make at this stage of the Plan are linked to these requirements or soundness tests in order to be considered by the Planning Inspector.

Comments of support or objection are invited on the Plan. The consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Friday 15 June to Friday 27 July.  All comments must be submitted within this period and received by the council no later than 5pm on 27 July 2018. Please note that comments received after 5pm on Friday 27 July 2018 will not be considered. Only comments received within this period, by deadline, have a statutory right to be considered by the Planning Inspector at examination. A copy of all comments will be made available for the public to view and reviewed by a Planning Inspector, and therefore, cannot be treated as confidential. Data will be processed and held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

How to submit comments
If you would like to make comments on the Plan, please complete a “Representation Form” and submit to the council in the following ways:

·         The quickest and easiest way for you to respond is online at http://sunderland-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal. You will need to register to make a representation. If you have already registered during a previous consultation simply enter your username and password; or

·         If you prefer, you can download the representation form and guidance note from the council website www.sunderland.gov.uk/CSDP or pick up a copy from a drop in event or at the Civic Centre Reception (see dates and times below) and send it to us at:

·         Email: planningpolicy@sunderland.gov.uk; or

·         Post to: Strategic Plans, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN

·         Representation forms can also be requested from the Strategic Plans team by telephoning (0191) 561 1577 or emailing: planningpolicy@sunderland.gov.uk

If you would like to be notified of any of the following steps, please let us know which step by completing Question 9 of the “Representation Form”

·         That the Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033 Publication Draft has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for examination;

·         The publication of the Planning Inspector’s Report on the Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033; and/or

·         The adoption of the Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033.

We will be hosting drop-in events, where officers will be available to answer any questions that you may have and to help you complete your representation form, relating to legal and procedural compliance and soundness. The schedule for these events is:
18 June 2018 -  9.30am – 11.30am - Bunnyhill Community Room, Hylton Lane, Sunderland SR5 4BW
18 June 2018 - 4.30pm to 7.00pm - Wessington Primary School, Lanercost, Washington NE38 7PY
19 June 2018 - 11.00am -1.30pm - Houghton Sports Complex Dance Studio, Station Road, Houghton le Spring DH4 5AH
20 June 2018 - 9.30am – 11.30am - Thorney Close Action & Enterprise Centre, Thorndale Road, Thorney Close, Sunderland  SR3 4JQ
22 June 2018 - 4.30pm – 6.30pm - Ryhope Community Centre, Black Road, Ryhope, Sunderland SR2 0RX
16 July 2018 - 9.30am – 11.30am - University Sports Hall, Chester Road, Sunderland
17 July 2018 - 4.30pm – 7.00pm - Barnwell Primary School Sports Hall, Whitefield Estate, Houghton le Spring DH4 7RT
18 July 2018 - 5.00pm – 6.30pm - Bunnyhill Community Room, Hylton Lane, Sunderland SR5 4BW
19 July 2018 - 4.30pm – 6.30pm - Silksworth Community Centre, Tunstall Village Road, Sunderland SR3 2BB
20 July 2018 - 10.00am – 12 noon - Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Concord, Washington NE37 2QD

Next steps
After this consultation, the council will take into consideration all views and any additional evidence before submitting a final copy of the Plan to the Secretary of State.

If you have any queries regarding the consultation, or any other aspect of the Sunderland Local Plan, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details above.

If you have received this letter and no longer wish to be contacted about the Core Strategy and Development Plan, please contact us in writing at: planningpolicy@sunderland.gov.uk or Strategic Plans and Housing Team, Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN and we will remove you from the consultation database.

Yours faithfully

Iain Fairlamb 
Head of Planning and Regeneration
Sunderland City Council


Core Strategy and Development Plan website

Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033 Publication Draft Document PDF

Frequently Asked Questions 1 of 2

Frequently Asked Questions 2 0f 2

Representation Form - To make your representation to the Council

Guidance Notes

Consultation Calendar

Planning Obligations Document PDF


Sunderland Local Plan

Further links received

https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/_AWECvlGAfyX59GFQ6-Lf?domain=sunderland.gov.uk

https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/bMH-CAN35C1YXQgTMW13J?domain=sunderland.gov.uk

http://sunderlandcc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=420298aee6d1496689ecd1e08cf249e7 

The full evidence that supports the Core Strategy is on the following link: https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/jJVeCyoLEuynw1gFRS8-R?domain=sunderland.gov.uk

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