Strategic Planning consultations

As part of the preparation of Strategic Planning documents, we regularly consult with the public, in order to hear your views on what is being proposed.

Trafford Design Guide and Design Code

The Design Guide and Design Code will make sure that good, high-quality design, with a strong focus on accessibility, sustainability and beauty, plays a major role in future development in the Borough. 

For more information, feel free to contact us on 0800 061 2281 or by emailing We really would love to hear your thoughts on the Design Guide and a future Design Code so if you’re able, drop by and tell us what you think. The consultation runs from 1 July 2022 to 9 September 2022.

A series of Design Guide stakeholders events are being planned for in the autumn. 

Civic Quarter Area Action Plan Main Modifications

The Civic Quarter Area Action Plan (CQAAP) is now approaching its final stages. The purpose of the CQAAP is to guide devleopment and positive change in this key growth location in the north of the borough. 

The Council is now consulting on Main Modifications following examination in April 2022, together with other supporting information. Your comments on this new information are invited. The consultation is for a period of over 7 weeks between 9am on Thursday 14 July 2022 and 5pm on Friday 2 September 2022.   

Previous consultations

Trafford Council have previously consulted on a number of Strategic Planning documents. These consultations have closed and are able to be viewed via the Council’s consultation portal:

Data protection

Trafford Council maintains a database of consultees who wish to be kept informed about planning policy matters such as the Local Plan. Individuals or organisations that would like to be added to or removed from our consultation database should email or contact us by telephone on 0161 912 3149.

In responding to consultations your contact details will automatically be added to the consultation database (if not already held). However, the Council will not automatically notify you or future consultations unless you ‘opt in’ on your consultation response. If you do not state you want to be on the consultation database, it will be assumed that you do not wish to be notified of future consultations.

All comments received during Strategic Planning consultations will be held by the Council for the production of the document that is being consulted on and they will be available to view publicly (including on the Council’s website). Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information such as your postal and email address will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.