Trafford Council continues ambitious plans to transform Altrincham

This is how Altrincham town centre could look following the next phase of developing the award-winning area.

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Creating welcoming streets for pedestrians is just one of the key elements of the next phase of the plans for Altrincham town centre.

The views of residents, businesses and town centre users are being sought from Wednesday 25 August to help make Altrincham a much more attractive place to live, visit, shop, invest and enjoy. The consultation is being led by LK Group who have been appointed as project managers for the scheme.

This phase will build upon the success of the public realm improvements already made in the town centre to continue the transformation of Altrincham. By rejuvenating streets and spaces, the Council aims to provide an attractive town centre that improves the experience for all town centre users.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“We’ve already seen an amazing transformation of Altrincham, from being labelled Britain’s biggest ghost town to becoming England’s champion high street. But we can’t rest on our laurels.

“We want to continue Altrincham’s regeneration to become a great place for shoppers, business owners and residents alike.”

The new phase of designs have been developed in conjunction with other visionary planning applications for the town centre, such as the Stamford Quarter and Chapel Street developments.

Plans revolve around George Street, Market Street and Groby Road, Moss Lane and Regent Road. If further funding is available, Stamford New Road and Barrington Road will also be targeted. The plans include reducing motor traffic, widening pedestrian areas, improving cycle infrastructure and improvements to pedestrian crossings.

Tree planting in the streets is also planned, while developers also aim to declutter the streets to improve accessibility for all users, including people with visual impairments.

Cllr Wright added: “Altrincham is a fantastic place to live and visit and we want that to be the case for everyone. I believe these plans are a great way to maintain Altrincham’s reputation as a superb destination in its own right.

“I would urge people to look at the plans and submit their views for the future look of Altrincham.”

Consultation boards will be displayed in Altrincham Library, Pott Street, and The Contemporary Art Gallery on Stamford New Road. The consultation is also available for viewing at

Posted on Wednesday 25th August 2021