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In brief

Sunderland City Council is the local authority of the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in Tyne and Wear and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Sunderland

Sunderland’s Council area comprises 25 wards, each electing three councillors. Elections are held in thirds, in three years out of every four. Between 1974 and 1986, elections were held in every fourth year to Tyne and Wear County Council, until the County Council was abolished.

The Sunderland City Council area is coterminous with the boundaries of the city’s three parliamentary constituencies – Sunderland CentralHoughton and Sunderland South and Washington and Sunderland West – and the 25 Council wards are distributed between them.

What to expect

Housing Delivery Test

No consequence within the 2021 Housing Delivery Test.

Up-To-Date Local Plan

The Core Strategy and Development Plan (2015-2033) was adopted by the Council on 30 January 2020

Customer Service

Customer service at Sunderland is generally is good with officers responsive at all levels.

Decision Making Behaviour

Decision making behaviour tends to be cautious with a heavy sway towards residents comments.

Article 4 Directions

Conversion of dwelling houses to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Development in some Conservation Areas

Nitrate Effected Areas


Last Decision’s

  • Units 1 And 2 Jacksons Complex Woodbine Street Sunderland SR1 2PG – Change of use and sub-division of existing car repair workshop from 2no. units (Use Class B2), to create 6no. light industrial units (Use Class E (G)) including associated elevation alterations.

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