Hale Village - Trafford Plan Survey

Closed 20 Sep 2019

Opened 8 Aug 2019


Trafford Council has recently commissioned Nexus Planning to prepare a Village Plan for Hale District Centre.

The Village Plan will look to provide a framework for future changes and any development opportunities to improve the vitality and sustainability of Hale in order to strengthen its performance as a village centre, improve the visual and environmental appearance, ensure good accessibility and safe movement in and around the centres.

The consultation stages are:

Stage 1: Baseline Analysis & Engagement (June – September 2019) 

The purpose of this stage is to gather views from local residents and businesses about the Village.  Engagement will take several forms as follows:  

·       Baseline analysis (desktop evidence base) and site visits.

·       Launch website (Trafford’s webpage) and 2 x surveys (webform and paper copy):

o   Business Survey (businesses in the village centre)

o   Community Survey (for the whole community)

·       Business door-knock in the village centre w/c 5th August.

·       Meetings or engagement with local groups/individuals/schools/churches (to form a representative key stakeholder group). Hale Library also to be used for drop in.

·       Business and community surveys closing date Friday 20th September. 

Stage 2: Draft Village Plan & Public Consultation (October - December 2019)

Feedback and survey analysis informs the development of a Draft Plan during October

·       Members’ Briefing w/c 14th October.

·       Workshop with representative Key Stakeholder Group to develop the Draft Plan – late October / early November

·       Meeting with representative Key Stakeholder Group to confirm the Draft Plan for public consultation – late November / early December 

Stage 3: Public Consultation continued and Finalising Plan (January 2020) 

Full public consultation period for four weeks involving a range of engagement including

·       Draft Plan on Trafford’s webpage, webform and paper copy.

·       Staffed Exhibition in the library  

Stage 4: Final Village Plan (February 2020) 

Finalise both Village Plans on the basis of consultation feedback and report to Executive February 24th



Why We Are Consulting

The Council’s district centres are an important economic driver for the borough and important assets for the local community in terms of amenities, and the Council is committed to ensuring they continue to thrive.

We are at the very beginning of the process of preparing the Plan and would welcome your thoughts and suggestions by completing the survey.

If you are a local business owner and would like to participate in the consultation please contact Nexus Planning.

What Happens Next

Once the initial data gathering phase has been undertaken a draft plan will be prepared which will once again be shared for comment and feedback prior to adoption.