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.
- Access Sale Moor’s consultation
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.
- Access Hale’s consultation
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