Altrincham residents and businesses to get say on ambitious town centre plan

Altrincham Residents and businesses will be able to vote in a referendum on ambitious plans for Altrincham Town Centre.

The referendum follows development of the Altrincham Town Centre Neighbourhood Business Plan, which has already been through a public consultation prior to being looked at by an independent examiner.

Proposal includes development of a main shopping area, new retail development, housing, car parking and community facilities. Covering six areas including the old hospital site on Market Street and the Regent Road Car Park, the plan will enable new development to further boost the town.

Executive Member for Housing and Strategic Planning, Cllr David Hopps, said: “Trafford Council is determined to develop our town centres so that they are places people want to work, live and visit. Our town centres are pivotal to ensuring investment in the borough and the plan developed by the Altrincham Town Centre Neighbourhood Business Forum brings the right mixture of commercial, residential and community use to the area continuing the town’s thriving popularity.

“The plan has already been through public consultation and the Examiner is now happy for us to put the final draft to residents and businesses to have their say on the plan being put into action.”

It is expected that the referendums will take place by the end of October 2017 with details of when and where it will take place to be publicised widely by Trafford Council.

Posted on Friday 30th June 2017