Trafford’s adoption of the ‘Civic Quarter Area Action plan’ means it can now be used to determine planning applications 

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Trafford Council has adopted a plan that will see around 4,000 homes built in the Old Trafford suburb

Trafford council has agreed to adopt a plan to build around 4,000 new homes near the world-famous Old Trafford football stadium. 

Planners will be able to use the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan to determine planning applications for the Northern Trafford regeneration area as it is now part of the statutory development plan.

The action plan covers 55 hectares of the Old Trafford suburb of Manchester, which houses the football stadium, as well as Lancashire Cricket Club, Trafford Town Hall, Trafford College and the former Greater Manchester Police Chester House HQ site.

Liz Patel, Trafford council’s executive member for economy and regeneration, said: “Securing the successful regeneration of this location as a place to live, visit and do business has been a longstanding priority for Trafford council. The plan is extremely important in helping shape the future development of the area and could deliver high quality new homes, leisure facilities and improved streets in this area.” 

She added: “It supports a number of Trafford Council’s priorities including the building of new and affordable homes, supporting people out of poverty and reducing health inequalities.”

Trafford council adopted the plan last week following several rounds of public consultation and an inspector’s report in December last year that concluded it was “sound”. Regeneration of the area has long been a priority for Trafford Council.  

L&Q-owned association Trafford Housing Trust (THT) and Trafford Council signed a joint venture deal last summer to build 162 new energy-efficient homes in Old Trafford.