Have your say on Trafford Council's new housing strategy

A new strategy to help tackle housing issues and shortages across the borough is being drawn up by Trafford Council.

The authority is drafting a new Housing Strategy to cover 2024 to 2029 and wants your views and opinions to help shape the Strategy.

The Council’s current housing priorities include accelerating housing growth, continuing to build more affordable homes and reduce homelessness, reducing inequalities across the borough and supporting people out of poverty.

To complete an online survey on what you would like to see regarding housing over the next five years, please go to https://trafford.citizenspace.com/place/housing-strategy-survey/. The survey will go live on May 15 and run until June 30.

Residents will be asked a number of questions regarding their housing, the types of homes they live in and reasons for wanting their area and properties. The information provided will feed into the new strategy which will identify actions required to meet current and future housing need in Trafford and to address a number of supply and demand challenges.

As part of the consultation, residents are also invited to ‘listening sessions’ to find out more and give their views. The events have been arranged at the Trafford Town Hall on the following dates: 

  • Monday 5th June, 2pm
  • Monday 12th June, 2pm
  • Monday 26th June, 2pm

 To book a place, please visit Eventbrite at Housing Strategy Listening Session Tickets, Mon 5 Jun 2023 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods, said: “There is a huge shortage of private and affordable homes in Trafford and we continue to be totally committed to help provide more across the borough. But it also important that you tell us what you would like to happen so I urge as many people as possible to fill in our online survey and take part in the listening sessions throughout June.”




Posted on Monday 15th May 2023