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Stakeholders, residents, and businesses can engage with the consultation in-person and online. Credit: via consultation documents

Trafford launches consultation on Sale Moor and Hale centres

Stakeholders, residents, and businesses are being asked to share their views on future developments, in a consultation that will run until 17 February.

The public consultation formally opened on Monday.

Trafford Council wants to update the Place Plans for the villages, originally consulted on during the Covid-19 pandemic. Updated plans will reflect changes to the centres’ uses, and the key aspirations of stakeholders.

Updated plans will discuss the visions and objectives for the villages, as well as strategy and opportunities.

Nexus Planning is working alongside technical consultants WSP, Gillespies, and Buttress Architects, to prepare the Place Plans.

In Sale Moor, improved cycling routes are being proposed along Northenden Road and Old Hall Road, in an effort to facilitate sustainable modes of transport. Pedestrian scale lighting and street furniture are being discussed.

Hale’s consultations focuses on the Bowling Green area, Clock Tower area, and Ashley Road as areas of key opportunity. Suggestions include resurfacing the road to create a pedestrian friendly public realm that extends across Ashley Road to the village green. A new village square in the Clock Tower area and an event space are also among proposals.

Cllrr Liz Patel, executive member for economy and regeneration, said: “Our village centres in Hale and Sale Moor are really important to residents and community life.

“This consultation is an opportunity for us to understand how they can be shaped in a way which meets the needs of communities and businesses now and in the future.

“These Place Plans will be incredibly useful when funding opportunities arise as we can use them to demonstrate what matters most to our communities and businesses.

“There are opportunities to engage with the consultation both in person and online and I would like to encourage as many residents as possible to take the time to make their views known.”

Half day consultation events will be held this month:

  • Sale Moor – 2-7pm on 23 January at the Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Road
  • Hale – 1-6pm on 24 January at St Peter’s Assembly Rooms, 134 Cecil Road

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Surely Trafford should be prioritising Timperley over those 2 towns. Far more growth (planned and potential), and far more important – starting with an additional tram station in the town centre

By Neil Redmond

Hope too much money doesn’t get spent on all these non-existent cyclists we keep hearing about. The A56 for instance. Multi thousands spent for nothing, just causing traffic congestion.

By Anonymous

Not sure about Sale Moor, Neil, but I agree I don’t think Hale needs any money spending on it. The one-way system in Sale Moor definitely needs a rethink though, it’s way overdue.

By James

What everyone really hopes is that people start cycling, lose weight and stop draining NHS money due to diseases associated with high cholesterol

By Anonymous

Cycling provision is woeful in this country. People sit in traffic in their cars on their own and go nuts at cyclists and the mention of any cycle infrastructure. Each person out of a car on a bike helps traffic, reduces pollution, saves money for the NHS.

By Anonymous

In contrast to some comments here, Hale certainly does need investment. Not in shops, or housing, or anything like that – but in ending the chaos along Ashley Road, caused by dozens of people driving their Range Rovers, Cayennes, Lambos, and whatever else, half a mile to shop in some boutique or other. Ashley Road is ruined by this traffic, which really shouldn’t exist. Nearly all shopping in Hale will be done on foot, so it seems sensible to me to cater more for those people. Which means pedestrianisation of Ashley Road.

Motorists travelling through the area (which aren’t that many tbh, most drivers from Mobberley turn up South Downs or Park Road) should all be on Hale Road, which is larger and more capable.

By Local resident

No mention of SuDS, rain gardens or drainage in the proposals for Sale Moor and no mention of green infrastructure or biodiversity, just seasonal floral displays which are likely to be peat heavy annuals.
Why are the consultants appointed by Trafford, a climate emergency declaring council, not applying these key aspects of how we improve and climate proof our public spaces to these proposals?!

By Anonymous

As a former Asset Manager for Trafford MBC, we’ve been here before over 10 yrs ago. Warrener Street Car Park was of interest to supermarket chains for a small “local” store that might prevent car journeys into Sale or Northenden and offer price competition for local shop monopolies. Capital receipt could have funded the purchase of the car wash who are not going to go without a compulsory purchase order. All seems a bit safe to me, not enough to resist competing centres or push values up enough to attract private investment.

By Dave

It would be great to see better cycling routes around Sale Moor as I regularly pass through here on my way cycling to work

By Anonymous

As a business owner in Sale Moor these plans will make me reconsider plans to have a shop refit. Making sale moor less accessible to people with mobility issues and those who travel specifically to sale moor from other areas will definitely negatively impact my business so it may not be here within a couple of years. I don’t see a sudden surge in cyclists coming into sale moor to spend money. If the cycle route went down temple road cyclists could visit sale moor without disrupting the viability of the businesses there.

By Anonymous

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