Civic Quarter Area Action Plan Main Modifications

The Civic Quarter Area Action Plan was adopted on 25 January 2023. The Main Modifications consultation process is closed.

Trafford Council published its Main Modifications to the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan (CQAAP) for consultation.

The plan area comprises approximately 55 hectares at the heart of Trafford including Trafford Town Hall, the international sporting venue of Lancashire Cricket Club, the old B&Q site and the former Greater Manchester Police headquarters site. The plans include new homes and offices, enhanced leisure facilities, new public realm including a processional route between Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United, and improved cycle and pedestrian connections. 

Following public consultation earlier that year, in November 2021 the Council formally submitted the plan to the Secretary of State. An Inspector was subsequently appointed to review the plan and a series of hearing sessions were held at Trafford Town Hall in April 2022. The need for a number of ‘Main Modifications’ to the plan arose as a consequence of feedback received. These comprise changes to the plan, mainly to its policies, which are needed to ensure that the plan is ‘sound’.

The consultation on these Main Modifications was for a period of over 7 weeks between 9am on Thursday 14 July 2022 and 5pm on Friday 2 September 2022.

Where to view the documents

The Main Modification documents (including links to them) are:

View the previous version (the Regulation 19, Publication version) of the CQAAP.

A simple glossary of terms relating to this consultation has been prepared.

How to submit comments

The consultation has now closed so we are no longer accepting comments.

The next stage

Following conclusion of this consultation, any representations received will be sent to the Inspector. It will be for the Inspector to determine what additional actions, if any are required to address issues raised. Once any such steps have been completed to the Inspector’s satisfaction, he will complete and issue his final report. Subject to a positive outcome, it is expected that the Council would then adopt the plan. It is hoped that this will take place by the end of this year.     

Finally, if you have any queries about this consultation process, feel free to contact us.

  • Email to:
  • Contact Access Trafford on 0161 912 3149
  • Post to: Civic Quarter AAP Main Modification Consultation, Planning Service, Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH