Consultation on the Groves Sunderland

Residents and businesses of Sunderland are being given an opportunity to join the consultation process for a new mix used development of up-to 650 new homes, commercial and leisure facilities at The Groves site in Sunderland.

The Groves site is one of Sunderland’s key central regeneration sites, located adjacent to the River Wear at an important future gateway into Sunderland City Centre.

The project is being led by site owners, the O&H Group Ltd who have a strong track record in delivering new sustainable communities. Mrs. Pippa Cheetham from O&H explained, “Over the next few years, there are many initiatives aiming to bring economic growth and regeneration to this part of Sunderland. O&H are pleased to be part of this at The Groves site but also want to make sure that we listen to what the local community want to achieve as well as delivering environmental improvements for this part of the riverside. The Development Framework process is the first stage in establishing the future shape of this site”.

O&H Group and planning consultants David Lock Associates are currently preparing a Development Framework for the site. The development team are keen to hear the public’s views on the draft Development Framework.

The purpose of the Groves Development Framework is to set out a clear and agreed guidance as to how future development will come forward at the site, which will inform future planning applications.

Submit your views:

Consultation on the Framework Plan will take place from 19th August until 26th August.

The draft Groves Development Framework Plan will be available to view online from 19th August at: You can also submit your views by completing an online comments form. Alternatively, comments can be sent in writing to: Groves Consultation, David Lock Associates, 50 North Thirteenth Street, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 3BP or by email

An exhibition on the draft Framework Plan and comment forms will also be available at Sunderland Customer Services Centre, Fawcett Street.