TRAFFORD Council is hosting its final public consultation event over plans to transform the area and surrounding buildings into a new Civic Quarter.

The Civic Quarter masterplan includes a 120-acre site taking in Trafford Town Hall, Lancashire Cricket Club, the former Kellogg’s site including the University Academy 92 (UA 92) campus, stretching up to the A56/Chester Road and White City retail park.

Earlier this month, the council’s executive discussed proposals to regenerate the area to create a vibrant neighbourhood and gave the go ahead to consult on the plans.

Council leader Cllr Andrew Western said: “The Civic Quarter Masterplan presents a fantastic opportunity to further develop local amenities, improve community use of the area and completely transform our public spaces.

“The plans aims to create a fantastic place for those who live and work here, so please take the time to tell us what you want: your views are vital in shaping this amazing project.”

The proposals include building a new leisure centre; an improved public realm, a new university campus, opportunities for new homes and offices and improved cycle and pedestrian routes.

They also include the possible development of a new public piazza which could lie between the Town Hall, the UA92 site and Lancashire Cricket Club and provide an inspirational focal point for celebrations and events throughout the year.

A “processional route” has also been proposed which could amplify the connection between two world-class sporting venues — Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United, fused by Trafford Town Hall.

Trafford Council is speaking with residents and businesses on the proposals and want as many people as possible to give their views.

The businesses and residents consultation period will run until December, 14. Any comments on the draft plan must be formally provided to the council in writing. They can be emailed to or by post or in person to Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

The final public consultation event is being run by the council on Tuesday, December, 11 from 6 until 8pm, Lancashire Cricket Club.

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