Town and Country Planning Act 1990 - public inquiry

A Public Inquiry is to be held as a virtual event, opening on Monday, 19 October 2020 at 09.30am.

Reason for inquiry

Appeal by Redrow Homes Limited relating to the application to Trafford Borough Council for residential development of up to 400 dwellings, including the creation of new points of access, provision of formal and informal open space, ancillary landscaping, car parking and highway and drainage works.

At Land to the east and west of Warburton Lane, Trafford, Manchester WA13 9TT

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an Inquiry opening on the date shown above to decide the appeal. The Inquiry will be held as a virtual event run by the Inspector in the normal way, but with the parties invited to join via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Anyone wishing to attend the Inquiry must make their interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer, Tim Salter (contact details below) as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry, either by email or telephone. When contacting the Case Officer, it would be helpful if you could confirm whether you want to take an active part in the proceedings or anticipate attending just as an observer.

Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed on our Planning news page

Planning Inspectorate Reference:


Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate:

Tim Salter, Room 3J Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN Tel:  0303 444 5520.

Inquiry attendance information

Before deciding whether to take an active part in the Inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make. All written submissions from application and appeal stage will be taken into account by the Inspector and re-stating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them.

If you feel that taking part in the Inquiry is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate in a number of ways:

To take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). 

Alternatively you can take part by telephone. Please note that joining by telephone to the 020 number that will be used will incur charges. You should check actual rates with your provider.  

If you wish to just observe the event, you should make that clear in your response to the Case Officer.

If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response whether you wish only to appear at the Inquiry and make a statement, or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics.

If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

Registered participants in whatever capacity will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support, whether joining by Teams or telephone.  Should you encounter technical difficulties during the Inquiry contact the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer.  You should note that the event will be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.