Frequently Asked Questions
What are you consulting for?
Our proposed improvements to Altrincham require planning approval. Before we submit a planning application, we would like to understand the community’s thoughts on our proposals.
What will happen to my feedback?
All feedback received will be passed to the development team (Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works and their advisers) and will be used to inform the proposals.
Please be assured that your feedback will be treated confidentially and will be anonymous.
If my feedback is anonymous why do I need to provide my name and address?
We are asking for name and contact details so that we can provide you with further updates in the future. If you don’t wish to provide your name and address, you don’t have to.
Can I discuss my thoughts on the future of Stamford Quarter with someone?
Yes of course. We are looking to organise some online consultation seminars or some Messenger-style conversations in due course, subject to local demand. So if you’re interested in taking part please let us know by email or calling the freephone number.
You can also speak directly with a member of the team by calling the Freephone number.
Are you planning to reduce the number of shop units in the town centre?
We are currently looking at all options to make the town centre attractive and sustainable. We need to make sure that we do our best to future-proof the town centre, by creating footfall and demand but also we must avoid having units that we can’t let.
What are you looking to build?
We need to consider what will make the town centre economically sustainable and how we can generate footfall. Things we are looking at include more housing and more commercial space, such as offices, which bring people into the area.
Will there be new affordable housing developed?
Trafford Council has an affordable housing policy and any development will, of course, be in line with that.
Will you provide new community infrastructure – doctors, schools etc – to support new housing?
As part of the development process, the relevant departments of Trafford Council will be asked to provide comments. Provision of new community facilities will be discussed, and this could be in the form of new facilities on-site, or contributions towards existing off-site facilities.
How will residents access the housing and where will new residents park?
Stamford Quarter is less than one minute from Altrincham Interchange, which provides excellent public transport links. There is sufficient car parking capacity at Stamford Quarter and our proposals make better use of the space. Further information about where residents might park will be available as detailed planning applications come forward.
How will construction traffic enter the site?
A Construction Management Plan will be agreed with Trafford Council at a later stage. This will consider various aspects of construction works, including deliveries, contractor parking and construction traffic.
What will the hours of construction be?
We are proposing that construction work is done between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday with no working on Sundays or Bank Holidays.