TRAFFORD Council is to consult with residents over multi-million pound plans to transform the area around the Town Hall and surrounding buildings into a new ‘Civic Quarter.’
The Civic Quarter Masterplan covers a 120 acre site taking in the Town Hall, Lancashire Cricket Club, the former Kellogg’s site including the University Academy 92 (UA 92) campus, stretching up to the A56/Chester Road and White City retail park.
On Monday night, the Council’s Executive discussed proposals to regenerate the area to create a vibrant neighbourhood and gave the go ahead to consult on the plans. Trafford Council will now be speaking with residents and businesses on the proposals and want as many people as possible to give their views.
The proposals include building a new leisure centre; an improved public realm, a new University campus, opportunities for new homes and offices and improved cycle and pedestrian routes.
Part of the proposals also include the possible development of a new public piazza which could lie between the Town Hall, the UA92 site and Lancashire Cricket Club and provide an inspirational focal point for celebrations and events throughout the year. A ‘processional route’ has also been proposed which could amplify the connection between two world-class sporting venues - Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United, fused by Trafford Town Hall.
Leader of Trafford Council, Andrew Western, said: “The Civic Quarter Masterplan presents a fantastic opportunity to further develop local amenities, improve community use of the area and completely transform our public spaces. The plans aims to create a fantastic place for those who live and work here, so please take the time to tell us what you want: your views are vital in shaping this amazing project.”
The businesses and residents consultation period will run from 5pm, 30th October to 5pm, 14th December, 2018. Any comments on the draft plan must be formally provided to the Council in writing. If you’re not able to fill in a survey online, you can either:
• Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Send your comments by post or in person to Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH
You can find out more information about the Draft SPD and SEA at two events being run by the Council:
• Tuesday 6th November, 6-8pm, Trafford Town Hall
• Tuesday 11th December, 6-8pm, Lancashire Cricket Club
To book your place please visit November EventBrite or December Eventbrite
The plans, being led by the Council along with partners Bruntwood and Lancashire Cricket Club, mark a significant progression in the delivery of the refreshed Stretford Masterplan, which includes other elements in and around Stretford town centre.
In August 2018, Trafford Council held a drop-in session to find out what people wanted to see in the area. Feedback from that event has now been used to develop a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), the ‘Civic Quarter Masterplan’
Posted on Wednesday 31st October 2018