RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on a document outlining Trafford Council’s vision and strategy for the regeneration of the area known as the Civic Quarter.

The draft Civic Quarter Area Action Plan (AAP) covers a 55 hectare area at the heart of Trafford including the Trafford Town Hall, the international sporting venue of Lancashire Cricket Club and the old B&Q site.

Ambitious plans for the area include new homes and offices, enhanced leisure facilities, new public realm including a processional route between Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United, and improved cycle and pedestrian connections.

The draft Civic Quarter Area Action Plan (AAP) is a vision and masterplan for the area in the form of a statutory Development Plan document and the Council is now consulting on it with residents and businesses in the area.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said: “We are totally committed to the regeneration of the Civic Quarter area and we want as many views as possible on this document. This will enable the Council to deliver massive change to this area and make it a superb destination to live, work and play. The development will be sustainable and diverse and will build on the area’s heritage and popularity. Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your views.”

A dedicated CQ AAP consultation page has been established on the Council’s website: Hard copies of the consultation documents and/or the online survey can be provided on request by contacting Access Trafford on 0161 912 3149, or via the below email and/or postal addresses.

• Filling in our online survey which can be accessed via the dedicated consultation webpage. This has been prepared to help guide you in setting out your response and to ensure that your comments are made in accordance with the purpose of the consultation