Help Create a Local Plan for Trafford

Trafford residents are invited to have their say on what they would like to see included in a new plan that is being created to help assess all future planning applications.  The Local Plan will designate land for specific uses and identify priorities for development and protection.

What are the key issues that could be covered by the Local Plan and how could it address them? For example, how do we address housing needs and stimulate economic growth while having consideration for the environment?

Anyone living or working in the borough is invited to make comments until Friday 14 September 2018.

Once adopted, the Local Plan will become the main land-use planning document for Trafford, and form part of the borough’s overall Development Plan. By law, planning applications must be determined in line with what is written in the Development Plan. Executive Member for Investment, Regeneration and Strategic Planning, Councillor James Wright, said: “It is important to note that the Issues Paper is the start of a long consultation process on what the Local Plan will look like and what issues and policies it will cover.  This is the perfect opportunity for residents to get involved in shaping the future of Trafford.”

You can view the consultation documents and online survey at:

Wherever possible comments should be submitted via the online survey or by email to: Alternatively, please post your views to: Strategic Planning and Growth Team, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Manchester, M32 0TH.

All the relevant documents can also be viewed at Trafford Town Hall, Sale Waterside offices and in Trafford libraries.

If you have any questions please email:  or call 0161 912 3149.