Trafford consults on £18m Partington Sports Village
The council wants to redevelop the park to safeguard the future of leisure facilities in the town, as part of its sport and physical activity strategy, called Trafford Moving.
Trafford Council is now seeking public feedback on its plans for improvements to Partington Sports Village, approved by the local authority’s executive in March.
The council successfully bid for £18m of funding from central government’s Levelling Up Fund in January, which will fund the project.
The existing leisure centre and BMX track would be refurbished, as well as the changing facilities at Cross Lane Park next door.
There is also a ‘trim trail’ proposed – a path around the park to enhance access and support walking in the area.
To complement the improved facilities at Partington Sports Village, a 3G sports pitch would be created a 10-minute walk away at Broadoak School.
The public consultation will run until 13 June and can be accessed at trafford.citizenspace.com.
A planning application for the scheme will be submitted next year, with completion expected in March 2025.
Cllr Jo Harding, Trafford Council’s executive member for culture, leisure, and strategic partnerships, said: “We believe these new sports facilities will result in more people taking part in sporting and leisure activities.
“The development will also create jobs, provide training opportunities, lead to more investment in the area, and ties in with our corporate priorities of reducing health inequalities and supporting people out of poverty.”