Civic Quarter AAP Consultation

This consultation has now closed

Trafford Council wants your views on ambitious proposals which aim to transform the area around the Town Hall and surrounding buildings into a new ‘Civic Quarter’.

How this could look and feel is detailed in a consultation draft Civic Quarter Area Action Plan (AAP). This is accompanied by an Integrated Assessment (IA) (including Sustainability Appraisal) which considers the likely social, economic and environmental effects of the plan together with assessments of impact on health and equalities.

It is these documents that we are now consulting on with residents and businesses.

Civic Quarter Draft Area Action Plan 

Integrated Assessment Draft ReportIA Appendix 1 and IA

Appendix 2

Integrated Assessment Draft Scoping Report

Further supporting evidence base documents available to view include:

Heritage Assessment

Transport Assessment

Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Figures 1 to 19 and

Figures 20 to 44

The consultation period has been extended and will now run from 5pm Wednesday 5 February to 5pm Thursday 9th April 2020. To make comments on the draft Civic Quarter AAP all responses must be formally provided to the Council in writing, by either:

The Civic Quarter Area Action Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for Trafford, sitting alongside the adopted Core Strategy and the Trafford Local Plan and Greater Manchester Spatial Framework as they emerge. It will be the starting point for determining planning applications within the Civic Quarter area. Following this consultation a submission draft will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for scrutiny prior to adoption. It is hoped the Civic Quarter AAP will be adopted as Council policy by mid-2021 following an Examination in Public.

The Civic Quarter AAP covers a 55 hectare site taking in the Town Hall, Lancashire Cricket Club, the former Kellogg’s site including the University Academy 92 (UA 92) campus, stretching up to the A56/Chester Road, White City retail park and the former Greater Manchester Police (GMP) site. The area is bounded by Great Stone Road to the east, the A56/Chester Road to the north and the Altrincham Metrolink line to the south.

The plans include building a new leisure centre; an improved public realm, continued development of a new University campus, new homes and offices and improved cycle and pedestrian routes. A ‘processional route’ is also proposed which could amplify the connection between two world-class sporting venues - Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United.

The Council will consider all comments made at this stage and use them to inform preparation of the Publication Draft Civic Quarter AAP (Regulation 19) that we expect to be ready for public engagement later in 2020.

Data protection

Please note all comments will be held by the Council and will be available to view publicly. Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information such as your postal and e-mail address will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.

Trafford Council maintains a database of consultees who wish to be kept informed about strategic planning matters such as the Local Plan and AAPs. In responding to this consultation your contact details will automatically be added to the consultation database (if not already held). However, the Council will not automatically notify you of future consultations unless you ‘opt-in’. Please note that we cannot register your comments without your details.