Stretford Masterplan takes step forward with draft framework to be announced (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Stretford Masterplan takes step forward with draft framework to be announced
PLANS for the Stretford Masterplan have taken a significant step forward, with the council to present a draft framework later this month.
The draft town centre regeneration framework will be presented at a neighbourhood forum meeting on September 16 at St Matthews Church Hall, following an eight week public consultation period which began on July 25.
If the proposal is successful, regeneration work will take place over a 10 to 15 year period, with 10 priority development sites identified within the plans – including Stretford Mall.
The meeting will begin at 6pm, with registration until 6.30pm, followed by a presentation until 6.45pm and opportunities for questions and feedback until 7pm.
Executive councillor, Michael Hyman, said: "It is important local people get involved in plans like these and have a say in the future of their neighbourhood.
“I would encourage anyone who has not yet had the chance to influence the plans to attend the neighbourhood forum and help us create a Stretford that local people can really benefit from."
The council hopes the masterplan will enable Stretford to ‘maximise the opportunities of its key assets and create a strong and attractive town centre that can be enjoyed by local people’.
Key historic buildings such as the Essoldo Cinema and Stretford Public Hall were also earmarked for ‘refurbishment, enhancement and reuse’, within the original blueprint which was submitted to full council on June 24.
In the blueprint, Cllr Hyman said the master plan aimed to create: “A prosperous, vibrant, attractive and safe destination that provides facilities throughout the day and evening to meet the needs of the community whilst maximising the opportunities provided by its key assets."
A summary of the masterplan proposals and more information can be found at trafford.gov.uk/stretfordtowncentreconsultation/.
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