THE plan for future development across Trafford has been updated, and people can now have their say on it.

The draft plan includes proposals for around 18,000 new homes, new infrastructure and community facilities for the entire borough for the next 16 years until 2037.

Trafford Council said: “The Local Plan will play an important part in the future growth of Trafford. It sets planning policies and allocates sites for development, protection or for other purposes, for example town centre boundaries or green networks.”

The local plan, when finalised and agreed following the consultation, will form part of the legal development plan for the borough and the bedrock for future council decisions on planning applications.

Producing a local plan is a legal requirement for all local authorities in England.

Trafford’s draft local plan shows proposals for at least 18,547 new homes being built across the borough by 2037.

It’s expected 591 homes will have been built between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2025; 1,091 between April 1, 2025, and March 31, 2030; and 1,448 between April 1, 2030, and March 31, 2037.

In terms of where the new homes for the borough could be, the local plan sets out specific totals for the following areas:

- Pomona Island – around 2,400 homes

- Trafford Wharfside – around 2,000 homes

- Trafford Centre Rectangle – around 1,900 homes

- Town Centres – around 700 homes

- Civic Quarter – around 2,700 homes

- New Carrington – around 4,300 homes (subject to a sub-regional Plan)

- Timperley Wedge – around 1,700 homes (subject to sub-regional Plan)

The plan includes emerging development areas including the Civic Quarter area action plan on the former Kellogg’s factory site near the town hall and Stretford’s area action plan, including redevelopment of Stretford Mall and the surrounding area.

According to the draft local plan document: “The amount of new housing that Trafford needs to provide is driven by demographic changes and the proposed scale of economic growth in Greater Manchester.”

Trafford Council’s executive made the decision to prepare a new local plan for Trafford in June 2018.

Now people can have their say on it.

The consultation currently running allowing locals to give feedback on the proposals closes on March 18.

The council’s executive approved the draft Local Plan for consultation at a meeting on 14 December 2020.

Trafford Council invites you to make representations on the content and policies of the draft Trafford Local Plan.

The full draft local plan document can be found here:

For more information on the plan can be found on the council’s website here: The full draft local plan document can be found here:

Trafford council has asked residents to read the document in full and then they can have their say via an online consultation survey.

The survey has a different page with questions for each section of the Local Plan. You can choose which sections you want to respond to by clicking through the pages of the survey. You do not have to complete all questions.

Comments can be submitted electronically via the online survey or via email to

If responding by email, the council has said that a name and contact address (preferably e-mail) must be provided.

The authority has asked that people make it clear which question in the plan they are commenting on.

Due to the ongoing restrictions as a result of the response to COVID-19 this consultation is being held virtually.

Also due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold any face to face consultation sessions. For information on how to access the consultation resources online via your local library please contact them on 0161 912 3189 for further information as opening hours and social distancing requirements vary for each location.

If you are unable to view the consultation documents electronically you can contact the Strategic Planning Team for assistance.

If you have any enquiries regarding the draft Trafford Local Plan or wish to discuss how to get involved in the virtual consultation, email or call 0161 912 3149.