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

Self build in Trafford

If you are interested in self or custom building a property in Trafford, our self and custom build register can help you.

The register will give us an indication of the level of demand for self/custom build in the borough and will help us to identify suitable sites for development.

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.

Climate change

The Council declared a Climate Emergency in November 2018, since then we have developed a Carbon Neutral Action Plan, which includes a Carbon Neutral Framework developed by climate change consultants Anthesis.

Places for Everyone

A joint sub-regional plan dealing with cross boundary and strategic planning issues until 2037. Once adopted, Places for Everyone will form part of Trafford’s Development Plan.