Bruntwood and Trafford Council’s transformation of Foundation, the former Rackhams building, has passed a major development milestone as the removal of the site’s large bridge structures has created a new and exciting gateway to Altrincham’s thriving town centre.

Local Government Boundary Changes

The Commission has now completed its review. They are extremely grateful to the people of Trafford who took the time and effort to send in their views.
The Commission considered every piece of evidence it received before finalising these recommendations.
The Commission has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Trafford Council. They are proposing that Trafford should be represented by 63 councillors in future. These recommendations mean that those councillors should represent 21 three-councillor wards across the borough.
For the Wards in Altrincham, Hale, Bowdon, Broadheath & Timperley, the changes can be summarised as follows:
Bowdon Ward – now includes Oldfield Brow
Altrincham Ward  – no major changes
Timperley Ward – is now split East to West  to give:
Timperley North Ward – which includes the part of the previous Broadheath Ward on the Altrincham side of the Canal.
Timperley Central Ward
Because the Hale Barns ward included parts of Timperley, this has been re-designated:
Hale Barns & Timperley South Ward
A full summary and detailed maps can viewed through the following link:

Altrincham Public Realm Update

In August and September 2021, a consultation exercise with businesses, residents and visitors of Altrincham took place to secure feedback on the next phases of the Altrincham town centre public realm improvement plans. The consultation has helped shaped the proposals for the next phase of Altrincham public realm works. Please follow the link below for an update on the project and links to the street plans including consultation feedback and next steps:


Trafford Council Budget Proposals 2022 / 2023

For the Budget Proposals Document CLICK HERE

This report sets out the Executive’s updated 3 year budget strategy proposals and detailed revenue budget proposals for 2022/23 and Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for the period 2023/24 – 2024/25.

For links to other Financial Documents CLICK HERE


Places For Everyone  UPDATE February 2022

The GMCA (Greater Manchester Combined Authority) Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan Document has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The Plan will now be subject to an independent examination to be conducted by the Planning Inspectorate.
CLICK HERE to see the letter from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority along with the Notice of Submission for more information.
Trafford Council maintains a database of consultees who wish to be kept informed about planning policy matters.
If you wish to be informed of future consultations on planning policy by email, please email:
Jonathan Pannell, Strategic Planning Officer
Strategic Growth Services
Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure
Trafford Council | Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Manchester M32 0TH
Planning Enquiry Line: 0161 912 3149

Trafford Council’s Draft Statement of Gambling Principles 2022-2025

The Council is consulting a range of bodies as part of this process including those that represent residents,
local businesses, premises licence holders and other interested parties in the Trafford area.
 Our Statement of Gambling Principles is a document we must review every three years
and it sets out our approach to the licensing of gambling premises in Trafford.
It gives clear guidance to licence holders, applicants and people who may comment on
licence applications of our policies and expectations. We are legally obliged to have
regard to our Statement of Gambling Principles when we make decisions on licence applications or reviews.
This year the 10 Greater Manchester Licensing Authorities have agreed to take a common approach
to refreshing their gambling policies; and so our draft statement reflects the principles to be adopted across the region.
Our draft Statement of Gambling Principles 2022-2025 is now available CLICK HERE
where you can comment on the proposals by clicking on the link and completing the consultation questionnaire.
Any comments should be received by 5.00 pm on the 3rd September 2021.
Joanne Boyle  |  Licensing Team Leader
Place Directorate
Regulatory Services – Licensing
Trafford Borough Council
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH.

Last updated 23rd September 2022

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