Civic Quarter Area Action Plan Examination The Civic Quarter Area Action Plan was adopted on 25 January 2023. The Examination process is closed. Background The purpose of the CQAAP is to guide development and positive change in this key growth location. The AAP area comprises approximately 55 hectares at the heart of Trafford including Trafford Town Hall, the international sporting venue of Lancashire Cricket Club and the old B&Q site. The plans include new homes and offices, enhanced leisure facilities and a new public realm including a processional route between Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United, with improved cycle and pedestrian connections. Once adopted the CQAAP will form part of the overall Trafford Development Plan and will be the statutory starting point in the determination of planning applications within the Civic Quarter. The final iteration of the CQAAP (known as the Regulation 19 version) was consulted upon in January to March 2021. As at previous stages, the consultation exercise sought to engage with local residents, local businesses, landowners, key stakeholders, interest groups and statutory and non-statutory consultees. A number of representations were received and further modifications to the CQAAP were proposed in response. Submission and Examination The next stage in the process of adoption of the CQAAP has been its submission to the Secretary of State (for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) for Examination. Submission took place in November 2021 in accordance with a formal decision of the Council’s Planning and Development Management Committee. The documents submitted include the CQAAP, the representations received, and proposed key modifications. The Examination process will be led by an independent Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate. Examination News and Updates The latest news and updates regarding the Examination will be posted here. The most recent items will appear at the top with older items below. 16 January 2023 – The CQAAP is scheduled to be adopted by the Council by the end of January 2023. 6 December 2022 – The Inspector’s Report regarding the Examination of the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan has been received by the Council. The Inspector has concluded that the Plan is sound and capable of adoption, subject to Main Modifications being incorporated. A hard copy of the Report and the final schedule of Main Modifications is available to view at Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH. 5 September 2022 – The consultation on the Main Modifications has now closed. Representations received will now be sent to the Inspector. 14 July 2022 – A seven week period of formal consultation on the proposed Main Modifications to the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan commences. A new consultation webpage has been set up which includes a link to a new questionnaire. 23 May 2022 – The inspector invited representors to comment on the implications of the appeal decision relating to the former B&Q site on Great Stone Road. Three responses have been received and added to the examination library (K05, K06, K07). 13 May 2022 – Two documents have been added to the Examination documents section of this webpage - an appeal decision relating to the former B&Q site on Great Stone Road (J56) and a letter to the Inspector from the Council in relation to this appeal decision (J57). 3 May 2022 – A number of documents have been added to the Examination documents section of this webpage following the closing of the hearing sessions. 8 April 2022 – A Statement of Common Ground has been signed by the Council and Derwent Development Management Ltd (on viability matters). This can be viewed in the library as J23. 6 April 2022 – A Statement of Common Ground has been signed by the Council and Derwent Development Management Ltd (on planning matters). This can be viewed in the library as J22. 1 April 2022 – A Statement of Common Ground has been signed by the Council and Lancashire County Cricket Club. This can be viewed in the library as J21. 25 March 2022 – The Council has sent a letter to the inspector formally requesting he recommend modifications to the Plan where necessary as part of the examination process. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as J31. 18 March 2022 – The inspector has issued a revised Hearing Sessions programme. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 04. 15 March 2022 – Hearing Statements have been received in response to the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions Discussion Note. These can be viewed in the Hearing Statements section below. 31 January 2022 – The Examination hearings will commence on Tuesday 5 April 2022. Details are set out in the Formal Notice of Examination. The inspector has issued his Matters, Issues and Questions Discussion Note and a Guidance Note for participants. These can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 01 and INS 02respectively. See Hearing Sessions section for more information. 26 November 2021 – Submission of the CQAAP to the Secretary of State. The Inspector The Secretary of State has appointed Mike Fox BA(HONS) DIPTP MRTPI to conduct the independent Examination into whether the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan is sound and complies with all the legal requirements. The criteria for soundness are whether the Plan's policies are positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy. Programme Officer Carmel Edwards has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the Examination and will deal with all procedural and administrative matters. She is independent from the Council and will report directly to the Inspector. Ms Edwards is responsible for the day to day organisation of the Examination and will act as a channel of communication between the Inspector and all parties, including Council officers and representors. All correspondence or queries relating to the Examination should be directed to the Programme Officer. Contact details: Ms Carmel Edwardsc/o Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH Mobile: 07969 631930 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hearing Sessions The inspector held a series of public hearings as part of the examination process. Details are set out in the Formal Notice of Examination. The hearings opened on Tuesday 5 April 2022 at 10am. They were held in the Council Chamber in Trafford Town Hall. The inspector issued a revised programme of the hearing sessions, which can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 04. The sessions were open to the public to view. Examination Library The CQAAP and supporting documents submitted to the Secretary of State in November 2021 and other documents, statements and correspondence relevant to the Examination, can be viewed via the links contained in the dropdowns below. Those downloads with the icon may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you need documents in accessible PDF format you can email us at email@example.com or call us on 0161 912 3149. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible. A - Civic Quarter Area Action Plan Regulation 19 version (January 2021) Civic Quarter Area Action Plan Regulation 19 version (January 2021) 01 Civic Quarter Area Action Plan B - Sustainability Appraisal Report Sustainability Appraisal Report 01 Updated Integrated Assessment 02 Updated Integrated Assessment Appendix A part 1 03 Updated Integrated Assessment Appendix A part 2 04 Updated Integrated Assessment Appendix A part 3 05 Updated Integrated Assessment Appendix B 06 Updated Integrated Assessment Appendix C 07 Updated Integrated Assessment Appendix D C - Evidence Base Evidence Base 01 Viability Assessment 02 Commercial Market Report 03 Constraints Report 04 Constraints Report Appendix 1 05 Constraints Report Appendix 2 06 Heritage Assessment 07 Infrastructure Cost Plan 08 Townscape and Visual Assessment 09 Townscape and Visual Assessment Figures 1 - 19 10 Townscape and Visual Assessment Figures 20 - 44 11 Transport Assessment 12 Utility Assessment D - Regulation 18 Consultation Statement Regulation 18 Consultation Statement 01 Consultation Statement including Appendix A 02 Consultation Statement Appendix B and C E - Copies of Representations received at Regulation 19 stage Copies of Representations received at Regulation 19 stage 01 Responses 02 Summary of reps for submission in representor order 03 Summary of reps for submission in policy order 04 List of representors attending the Examination F - Regulation 19 Consultation Summary Regulation 19 Consultation Summary 01 Consultation Summary - Reg 19 02 Viability Consulation Event_Continuum Response 03 Summary of reps and Council responses G - Proposed Main Modifications Proposed Main Modifications 01 Schedule of Main Modifications - 01.11.21 02 Civic_Quarter_AAP_Boundary_Updated 03 Civic_Quarter_Parameters_Plan_New 04 Civic_Quarter_Building_Heights_Plan 05 Civic_Quarter_Improved_Permeability_Greenspace_Plan H - Revised Composite Policies Map Revised Composite Policies Map 01 Revised Composite Policies Map - showing boundary of CQAAP Examination documents I - Inspector's documents I - Inspector's documents INS 01 Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) Discussion Note INS 02 Inspector's Guidance Note INS 03 Draft hearings programme INS-04-Final-hearings-programme J - Council documents J - Council documents J01 - Trafford Core Strategy (web link) J02 - Revised Trafford UDP (web link) J03 - Emerging Trafford Local Plan Regulation 18 (web link) J04 - Places for Everyone Regulation 19 (web link) J05 - Trafford Council Statement of Community Involvement (January 2020) (web link) J06 - Trafford Council Statement of Community Involvement (September 2020) (web link) J07 - Trafford Council Local Development Scheme 2021–2024 (web link) J08 - Trafford Council Local Development Scheme 2022-2025 (web link) J09 - Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 (web link) J10 - Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 Appendix 1 Right Mix Technical Note (web link) J11 - Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 Five Year Transport Strategy Delivery Plan (web link) J12 - Greater Manchester Active Travel Design Guide (web link) J13 - Greater Manchester Accessibility Levels (web link) J14 - Trafford Housing Needs Assessment 2019 (web link) J15 - Trafford Retail and Leisure Study 2019 (web link) J16 - Refreshed Stretford Masterplan (web link) J17 - Legal Compliance Statement J18 - CQAAP Statistics Overview Document J19 - HRA (Screening) of the Trafford Council Civic Quarter Area Action Plan J20 - Heritage Development Officer SoCG J21 - LCCC SoCG J22 - DDML SoCG J23 - Viability SoCG_ Derwent Trafford Council Rev B combined J24 - Salford City Council SoCG - Duty to Co-operate J25 - Manchester City Council SoCG - Duty to Co-operate J26 - CIL statement J27 - CQ AAP Viability Inputs Consultation Slides - July 21 (Update) J28 - Revised SPD1 (web link) J29 - BNP Paribas Lambeth Viability Study 2018 J30 - Civic Quarter AAP Viability Input Sheet J31 - Main modifications letter J32 - Council's Opening Statement J33 - CQAAP_Combined_Parameter_Plan J34 - Note for inspector Flexibility versus certainty J35 - proposed amendment to wording Policy CQ4 J36 - CQAAP Housing Trajectory V2 05 April 2022 J37 - CQAAP Implementation and windfall note J38 - B&Q Closing Speech Final for item14 J39 - Policy CQ6 Design Code Proposed Changes J40 - SPD Plan J41 - Reg 18 Building Heights parameter plan J42 - Reg 19 Building Heights parameter plan J43 - Note on Permeability and Accessibility J44 - Revised wording Policy CQ10 Movement Permeability and Parking J45 - Appeal_Decision_Land at Warburton Lane J46 - Heights Justification and changes in approach to gateway locations J47 - Trafford CQAAP Viability Note 08April22 J48 - 10-storey building with parking undercroft J49 - 5-storey building with parking J50 - 4-storey building without parking J51 - BLock 19 WO CP J52 - CQAAP Area Schedule & Plot nomination J53 - Extracts from Townscape & Visual Impact Assessment J54 - White_City_note on viability J55 - Trafford Council response to Accrue letter J56 - Appeal decision – Former B&Q site Great Stone Road J57 - Letter from the Council to the Inspector regarding the B&Q site appeal decision K - Other documents K - Other documents K01 - WSP for Accrue B&Q Closing Speech K02 - Press release from SAVE on Bowling Green Club House (web link) - Copy K03 - WSP-Accrue response to additional material K04 - Peel L&P letter to Inspector K05 - Comments on appeal decision_275_Accrue(WSP) K06 - Comments on appeal decision_283_DDML(Aylward) K07 - Comments on appeal decision_414_LCCC(HillDickinson) Hearing Statements Hearing Statements are listed by the matter to which they relate below. Matter 01 – Legal Requirements, Scope of the Local Plan, Policies Map and Duty to Co-operate Matter 01 – Legal Requirements, Scope of the Local Plan, Policies Map and Duty to Co-operate Matter1_000_TraffordCouncil Matter1_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter1_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter1_414_LCCricketClub(HillDickinson) Matter 02 – Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Matter 02 – Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Matter2_000_TraffordCouncil Matter2_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter 03 – The Vision and the Strategic Objectives and Opportunities for the regeneration of Trafford's Civic Quarter Matter 03 – The Vision and the Strategic Objectives and Opportunities for the regeneration of Trafford's Civic Quarter Matter3_000_TraffordCouncil Matter3_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter3_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter3_414_LCCricketClub(HillDickinson) Matter 04 – Housing Matter 04 – Housing Matter4_000_TraffordCouncil Matter4_000_TraffordCouncil_App1 Matter4_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter4_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter4_414_LCCricketClub(HillDickinson) Matter 05 – Mixed Use Communities Matter 05 – Mixed Use Communities Matter5_000_TraffordCouncil Matter5_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter5_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter 06 – Urban Design Matter 06 – Urban Design Matter6_000_TraffordCouncil Matter6_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter6_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter 07 – Public Realm Principles Matter 07 – Public Realm Principles Matter7_000_TraffordCouncil Matter 08 – Wellbeing Route – Talbot Road Matter 08 – Wellbeing Route – Talbot Road Matter8_000_TraffordCouncil Matter 09 – Processional Route Matter 09 – Processional Route Matter9_000_TraffordCouncil Matter 10 – Movement and Car Parking Strategy Matter 10 – Movement and Car Parking Strategy Matter10_000_TraffordCouncil Matter10_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter10_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter 11 – Infrastructure and Obligations Matter 11 – Infrastructure and Obligations Matter11_000_TraffordCouncil Matter11_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter11_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward-CBRE) Matter 12 – Appendix 1 - The Neighbourhoods Matter 12 – Appendix 1 - The Neighbourhoods Matter12_000_TraffordCouncil Matter12_275_Accrue(WSP) Matter12_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter12_414_LCCricketClub(HillDickinson) Matter 13 – Development Management, Uncertainties and Risks Matter 13 – Development Management, Uncertainties and Risks Matter13_000_TraffordCouncil Matter13_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Matter 14 – Are there any other issues of soundness which this examination should cover? Matter 14 – Are there any other issues of soundness which this examination should cover? Matter14_000_TraffordCouncil Matter14_283_DerwentGroup(Aylward) Information about the Examination process, this page includes the Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations which provides practical guidance on the Examination process for all participants. Privacy and data protection: The Council Any responses received to consultations regarding the CQAAP will be held electronically for the purposes of meeting the Council’s duties arising from reporting consultations. Consultation responses will be made public but your personal data will not be made public. Consultation responses and your personal data will be passed to the Planning Inspectorate and the Programme Officer. The Programme Officer may contact you using the personal information you have provided. If you wish to have your details removed from the planning policy consultation list at any time contact firstname.lastname@example.org. By remaining on the consultation list you consent to the Council holding your name, contact details and where relevant, organisation name in order to be contacted solely for future consultations on planning policy and related matters. Your details are held electronically and will not be passed on to any third parties for marketing purposes. For more information visit the privacy statement. Privacy and data protection: The Planning Inspectorate For more information visit the Planning Inspectorate’s privacy statement.