Last chance to have your say on plans to deliver thousands of homes and jobs in Trafford


Residents and businesses in Trafford are being reminded there is just one week to go for them 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 asThe Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, - which identifies the land required to meet local housing and employment needs across the region.

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

The consultation was launched back in January and has been running for nearly eight weeks. It is due to end next Monday, March 18.

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.

Trafford Council held a series of consultation events where residents found out more about the framework and what it will mean for the area if approved. 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. You can find out more within the framework plans for New Carrington and Timperly 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:

“The consultation has been running since January and there is just a week to go for people to give their views on what is being proposed. The closing date for the consultation is March 18 so if you didn’t get a chance to come to one of our consultation events there is still time for you to give your views on the proposals. 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.”

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 Monday 11th March 2019