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.

Civic Quarter AAP

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.

Flixton Neighbourhood Plan

This consultation has now closed.

Trafford Council has received an application from a residents group known as “My Flixton Neighbourhood Planning Group” for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area and the establishment of a Neighbourhood Forum for Flixton. In accordance with Regulations 6 and 9 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we are inviting comments on the proposed boundary and constitution sought in the application.

If designated, this boundary would represent the geographical extent of any Neighbourhood Development Plan or Neighbourhood Development Order which may be produced for Flixton. Similarly, should the neighbourhood forum be designated for the area, another cannot be designated until the existing expires or is withdrawn.

Consultation documents:

The above documents can also be viewed during normal opening hours at Trafford Town Hall, Sale Waterside Offices, Woodsend Library and Urmston Library.

Where possible, comments should be submitted electronically using the online survey above or by email to

Where this isn't possible, comments can also be posted to Strategic Planning, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Manchester, M32 0TH.

Comments are invited from Friday 20th December 2019 until 5:00pm on Friday 31st January 2020 when the consultation will close.

If you have any enquiries about the consultation, please email or call 0161 912 3149 and a member of the Strategic Planning Team will be able to help you.

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 Your personal information such as your postal and e-mail address will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.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. In responding to this consultation your contact details will automatically be added to the consultation database (if not already held). If you do not want to be on the consultation database and therefore not be contacted about future strategic planning consultations please state this in your response.