Consultation starts on plans to regenerate Trafford Wharfside

Local businesses and residents are being asked for their views on exciting and ambitious plans to regenerate an important strategic area next to the Manchester ship canal.

Trafford Council has opened a public consultation into the Draft Trafford Wharfside Development Framework and Draft Trafford Wharfside Masterplan after it was approved by Executive on February 26.

The Framework, produced in partnership with Peel Group, Manchester United and Salford City Council; sets the vision for the Wharfside area and how it can better function ‘as a place’ while the Masterplan provides a more detailed assessment of the residential and commercial development potential in a number of identified plots. Both documents are focused on improving the environment of the area in terms of design, green spaces, connectivity and active travel.

The plan, which has identified potential development sites, will be used to set an overall strategy to guide future, well designed development in the area. The masterplan places nature and landscape at the heart of its vision, celebrates the Manchester Ship Canal waterfront and the Imperial War Museum, creates opportunities for up to 5,000 high quality new homes, connects Trafford Wharfside to the city centre and develops a high-quality setting for Manchester United as they develop their plans for a world-class football stadium.

 The consultation, which closes on April 18, will give business and residents an opportunity to give their views on the regeneration of Trafford Wharfside. Have your say on the Draft Trafford Wharfside Development Framework and Masterplan. A drop in consultation will also be taking place on March 20 from 4.30pm-7pm at Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, M16 0SZ.

Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “We have been working with key partners and landowners Peel, Manchester United and Salford City Council to bring forward these exciting plans for the future of this important area and it is imperative that people have their say.

“I would encourage as many businesses and residents as possible to take part in the consultation as the Wharfside is of huge importance due to its location, business base and regeneration potential. These plans will help the Council to steer and support the revitalisation of this area for the benefit of the local community and provide a world class setting for Manchester United’s stadium the overall visitor experience to the area, making the most of the historical waterfront at Wharfside.”

Posted on Thursday 7th March 2024