Trafford Civic Quarter Masterplan Consultation


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 Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), called the ‘Civic Quarter Masterplan’. This is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which looks at the likely impact the Masterplan proposals could have on the environment.

It is these two documents that the Council is now formally consulting on with residents and businesses before they can be formally adopted.

The consultation period will run from 5pm, 30 October to 5pm, 21 December, 2018. To make comments on the draft plan responses must be formally provided to the Council in writing, by either:

The Masterplan covers a 120 acre site taking in the Town Hall and surrounding area, Lancashire Cricket Club, the University Academy 92 (UA92) campus, stretching up to the A56/Chester Road including White City Retail Park.

Ideas to transform this area and create a vibrant neighbourhood include:

  • Building a new leisure centre
  • Creating people-friendly streets and places including a processional route between Old Trafford Metrolink stop towards Manchester United
  • Developing a new university campus
  • Creating a mixed-use community including new homes and workplaces
  • Creating civic square for events; and
  • New cycle and pedestrian routes, to improve health and wellbeing.

The Masterplan includes a set of development management policies and is intended to set clear guidelines regarding the Council’s expectations for development proposals within the area.

Evidence based documents

August’s drop-in session

We held a drop-in to find out what people wanted to see in the area. Feedback from this was used to develop the draft SPD.