Have your say on Trafford's proposals for new housing and creating jobs

Trafford Council wants the public to have its say on plans outlining how the borough will deliver thousands of new homes and jobs over the next 20 years.

The proposals are contained in Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment also known as The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, which identifies the land required to meet local housing and employment needs across the region.

The proposed framework is a means by which the 10 Greater Manchester councils, including Trafford, can plan collectively to deal with cross boundary and strategic planning issues.

Its aim is to ensure that the right land is available in the right places to deliver the homes, jobs and infrastructure needed in the coming years.

Trafford is planning a series of consultation events which are informal drop-in sessions where you can find out more about the plans and talk to council planning officers. They are due to take place at the following venues and there is no need to make an appointment. 


All   Saints Church, Hale Barns

Tues Feb 5

4pm to7pm

Stretford Library

Mon Feb 11

4pm to 7pm

Carrington Business Park

Thur Feb 14

4pm to 7pm

Sale Library

Mon Feb 18

3.30pm to 6.30pm

Sale West Youth Centre

Tue 19 Feb

4pm to 7pm

Urmston Library

Tue Feb 26

4pm to 7pm

Altrincham Library

Wed Feb 27

4pm to 7pm

The first complete draft of the spatial framework was published in October 2016, and a large number of comments were received about the development allocations on land currently within the Green Belt.

The revised version aims to make the most of Greater Manchester’s brownfield sites and reduce the impact on Green Belt. It means that enough land has been identified in Trafford for the following:

  • 20,500 new homes
  • Around 690,000 sq m of industry and warehousing
  • Just over 200,000 sq m of office accommodation

Cllr Andrew Western, leader of Trafford Council, said:

We’ve listened to public worries by reviewing the land supply within the urban area and have reduced the amount of proposed development on Green Belt land in Trafford while at the same time meeting our ambitions for economic growth.

I would urge as many Trafford residents as possible to read what we are proposing and to give their views because we want their support as we continue to make Trafford a great place to live and work.

For more details about the framework and how to give your views go to the Greater Manchester Combined Authoirty website.

The plan will be available to view in all of Trafford’s libraries during normal working hours from Monday 21st January. You can also submit your views by post to Planning Team Consultation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, 1st Floor Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Road, Manchester.

Posted on Wednesday 16th January 2019