Draft Trafford Design Code - Viability Assessment Consultation

Closed 19 Apr 2024

Opened 16 Jan 2024


Following a successful series of consultation events on the draft Trafford Design Code, work on the Design Code continues to progress. As part of the ongoing work to deliver the Design Code, an independent Viability Assessment has been commissioned to review of the effects of the Trafford Design Code on residential development in Trafford.  This report tests the ability of residential development in Trafford to viably comply with the new Design Code.


The report accounts for the impact of Trafford’s current planning obligations, and the assessment has been produced in line with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, 2023), the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) on Viability, the Local Housing Delivery Group guidance ‘Viability Testing Local Plans: Advice for planning practitioners’ (2012) and RICS Guidance Note: Assessing viability in planning under the National Planning Policy Framework 2019 (2021).


Trafford Council are now seeking your comments on this Viability Assessment and are inviting you to review the Viability Assessment and complete this questionnaire.


Links to the draft Trafford Design Code and the Viability Assessment can be found at the bottom of this page.