Residents and businesses in Trafford are being reminded to have their 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.
The first complete draft of the spatial framework was published in October 2016. This 2019 revised draft plan aims to make more of brownfield sites and reduce the impact on Green Belt.
A series of consultation events have taken place across Trafford where residents have been finding out more about the framework and what it means for the area. Land has been identified in the borough for 20,500 new homes, around 690,000 sq m for industry and warehousing and just over 200,000 sq m of office accommodation.
Much of the discussion at the events has been around Trafford’s two proposed allocations at New Carrington and Timperley Wedge. A wide range of other topics have also been discussed, including affordable housing, public transport, roads, schools and health provision, protecting the environment and the creation of jobs.
A spokesperson for Trafford Council said:
We would like to thank everyone who has shown interest in the proposals and taken their time to come along to our consultation events to talk to us about the plan. We would also remind people, including those who came to the events, that they need to submit their comments formally to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority through the consultation portal, or via email or post.
The closing date for the consultation is March 18 so if you didn’t get chance to come to a consultation event, there is still time for you to give your views on the proposals.”
For more details about the framework and how to give your views go to The GMSF website
The plan is also available to view in all of Trafford’s libraries during normal working hours.
Posted on Wednesday 27th February 2019