Area specific planning guidance

The Council has approved a number of non-statutory planning guidance documents to guide development and provide clear advice to stakeholders wanting to develop in specific areas of the borough. They will be used by the Council as a material consideration when determining applications for planning permission and other matters related to these specific areas.

Cornbrook Hub Regeneration Framework (September 2014)

The Altrincham Strategy (July 2014)

Refreshed Stretford Masterplan (January 2018)

Old Trafford Masterplanning Report (October 2009)

MediaCity:UK and Quays Point Planning Guidance

Irwell City Park Planning Guidance

Planning Development Brief - Land at Cross Street, Sale

Partington - Place Shaping Principles

Warburton Village Design Statement


As part of the production of the area-specific planning guidance, the Council regularly consults the public on different development documents, in order to hear their views on what is being proposed.

Trafford maintains a database to allow community involvement in consultations. Individuals or organisations that wish to be included on this database should contact the Strategic Planning team.

A document setting out how the Council proposes to review all the existing planning guidance in the Borough is available for consultation from Monday 29 June to Friday 10 August 2015. Details are available on the Strategic Planning Consultations page.

Printed Copies

A hard copy of these documents is available on request from Strategic Planning and Developments. Please contact Strategic Planning and Developments for pricing information. Cheques should be made payable to Trafford Council.