Have YOUR SAY on this once in a generation opportunity.
We love Stretford. It’s home to sporting superstars, outstanding schools and parks, and diverse communities who care about where they live. But we believe it has the potential to be even better. The ‘Refreshed Stretford Masterplan’ contains proposals for ways in which we think we could revitalise the town, placing Stretford on the map, attracting investment and making it a great place to live, work and play for everyone. But this is YOUR place. So we need your views, thoughts and concerns on what you think will work, and what you think might not work so well. You can find information on the proposals below and a link to our online questionnaire - please take a few minutes to complete and have YOUR SAY on Stretford.
Why a Refreshed Stretford Masterplan?
In early October, Trafford Council agreed to move ahead with ambitious and exciting plans to revitalise Stretford, and to start a consultation (and a conversation) with everyone over the ‘Refreshed Masterplan’ for Stretford.
Great progress has been made on the Masterplan for Stretford (2014) however the vacancy rate within the Town Centre remains high, and the redevelopment of a number of important sites has not taken place. Stretford needs a new approach and additional significant investment if it is to achieve its full potential.
The catalyst for updating the original Masterplan for Stretford (2014) is the University Academy ’92 (UA92) proposal, an innovative higher education facility in partnership with Gary Neville and the ‘Class of ‘92’, award-winning Lancaster University, the Council, Microsoft, Trafford College and Bruntwood. UA92 is set to create jobs, bring people and investment into the area and offer young people, both on the doorstep and further afield, a very different approach to higher education that will arm them with the skills crucial to becoming future leaders in sport, media and business. Crucially it will also potentially enhance the local economy by around £26 million per year.
The proposed main UA92 campus is the Kellogg's office on Talbot Road, which will include a new, modern, publicly-owned leisure centre operated by Trafford Leisure.
The revised plans will support further investment in the town centre and delivery of retail, food/drink and leisure uses, the revival of the Essoldo building for beneficial use by the whole community, high-quality student accommodation on the Lacy Street site, investment in Turn Moss playing fields, improvements to public spaces and the town centre generally and opportunities to develop several other sites.
Please find the full Refreshed Stretford Masterplan here. Also below are fact sheets on each of the key proposals. It would be great if you had time to read these before giving us your feedback (see 'Have your say', below).
Get the facts
We’ve put together a leaflet and factsheets to give you an easier way to find out more about the key proposals:
Have your say
The success of the Refreshed Stretford Masterplan relies heavily on feedback from the local community. Sharing your thoughts, ideas and concerns with us will make a big difference, as it will help us make our proposals the best that they can be.
We value the opinion of everyone in the community and can assure you that all submissions will be considered. We are keen to hear from you and the quickest and easiest way to have your say is with our online survey (it only takes a few minutes).
This consultation will run from 10 October to 19 December 2017.
You can also get in touch with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be organising a number of consultation events locally, and dates for these will be available shortly.
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