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5 Year Housing Land Supply

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and update a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years' worth of housing against the housing requirement set out within their Local Plan.  

Annual Position Statement (APS)

National Planning Policy allows local authorities to confirm their five-year housing land supply through the publication of an Annual Position Statement (APS).  In line with the process established by the Government's Planning Practice Guidance, the Council submitted its APS to the Planning Inspectorate on 21st July 2021.  A copy of the submitted document is provided below:

Icon for pdf APS 2021 [26.01MB]

The Planning Inspectorate issued their Report on the Council's Annual Position Statement (APS) which concludes that Sunderland City Council can confirm that it has a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites (five-year HLS) for one year, ie until 31 October 2022.  A copy of the report is available below:

Icon for pdf Sunderland APS Inspector's Report - October 2021 [225.5KB]

APS 2020

Icon for pdf Annual Position Statement- July 2020 (pdf) [885.14KB]

Icon for pdf Annual Position Statement- Appendix 1 (pdf) [3.3MB]

Icon for pdf Annual Position Statement- Appendix 24 & 25 (pdf) [29.28MB]

Icon for pdf Report on the Council's Annual Position Statement (APS) - Planning Inspectorate - October 2020 (pdf) [144.15KB]

If you have any questions about the APS 2021, please email planningpolicy@sunderland.gov.uk.

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