All local authorities are required to produce a Local Plan with the aim of providing a more flexible planning system that adapts to changing priorities and which seeks to secure sustainable development.
The Local Plan sets out how we will plan the future of development in Trafford. It will guide new developments to appropriate locations, while protecting our natural environment and built heritage, and gives advice to developers on submitting planning applications.
The Local Plan is shaped by the National Planning Policy Framework - the top tier of planning policy. The Framework provides advice to local authorities and other agencies on planning policy and the operation of the planning system. It covers issues such as housing, green belts, economic growth, heritage, sustainable development, biodiversity, transport, minerals, open space, sport and recreation.