DTZ has been appointed lead consultant, supported by law firm Addleshaw Goddard and environmental consultant AECOM, to advise Trafford council on its economic and housing growth programme.
The DTZ team will help Trafford "establish a high performance local delivery mechanism, putting it at the forefront of initiatives to address housing delivery and the development of sustainable communities."
Trafford's statutory housing targets were increased by 20% as part of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Housing Growth Point Partnership, one of several such programmes around the country announced last year by the Government. There are six Growth Points in the North West, supported by councils, the Homes & Communities Agency and North West Development Agency.
Caroline Baker, director at DTZ and project manager, commented: "Trafford is a thriving location, renowned for its enterprising nature and vibrancy. The borough will be key to driving forward Greater Manchester's growth agenda and as such, it is crucial that Trafford is able to deliver the additional 20% housing growth above the Regional Spatial Strategy now required of them."