Residents will be asked their views on modifications to a plan to redevelop Stretford

The Civic Quarter Area Action Plan (CQAAP) covers 55 hectares including Trafford Town Hall, Lancashire Cricket Club, the former B&Q site on Great Stone Road in Stretford and the former Greater Manchester Police Chester House HQ site.

The Plan for the area includes new homes and offices, better leisure facilities, new public realm including a processional route between Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United, and improved cycle and pedestrian connections.

The Council has published its main modifications to the Plan for consultation and is now seeking residents’ views on the next stage.

Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “Securing the successful regeneration of this location has been a longstanding priority for Trafford Council. The Plan has been prepared to deliver a sustainable and balanced community for the Civic Quarter, and it also reflects the Council’s corporate priorities in this area. Residents are again encouraged to make their views known, this time on the proposed changes to the plan.”

In April 2022, the Plan was examined by an independent planning inspector in a series of public meetings held at Trafford Town Hall. The need for a number of ‘main modifications’ to the plan arose as a consequence of feedback received.

The consultation is for a period of over seven weeks between 9am on Thursday 14th July 2022 and 5pm on Friday 2nd September 2022.

A dedicated consultation page for the main modifications has been set up on the Council’s website

The Council hopes to adopt the Plan by the end of this year subject to the outcome of the consultation.