Strategic planning


Plans and policies for the future local development of Trafford

Plan making in Trafford

Information on how we plan for the future development of Trafford. Plan making involves guiding new development to appropriate locations, while protecting our natural environment and built heritage, and provides guidance to developers on submitting planning applications

Strategic Planning consultations

As part of the preparation of planning documents, we regularly consult with the public. Details of all of our current Strategic Planning consultations are set out in this section.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF)

The GMSF will be the overarching framework within which the ten local planning authorities identify and manage the supply of land for jobs and new homes in Greater Manchester.

Contact Strategic Planning

If you have any questions about planning policy or current consultations, please contact Strategic Planning by phoning 0161 912 3149 or emailing