News of the UA92 scheme and refreshed masterplan came out of the blue, when they were announced in September. And they’ve received a fair amount of media attention, no doubt helped by the involvement of Gary Neville and Class of 92.
I’ve now received the final drawings for the Stretford public realm improvements, as well as the Stage 2 Road Safety Audit. In keeping with the whole consultation, these have only become available after work has already started and don’t appear to have been published anywhere or shared publicly.
I’m a resident of Stretford, and I’ve been following Trafford Council’s proposals for the public realm around Stretford for some time.
On 22 January, Trafford Council published the results of the Stretford public realm consultation, on their website. Here, you can find a presentation, summary of the results and the full report, containing the responses.
This is a follow-up to my original post on the Stretford public realm proposals, before they had been officially published. If you want to understand the background to the proposals, I suggest reading that. The proposals have now been published as part of a public consultation running from 25 September to 16 October 2015.
At this month’s Trafford Cycle Forum, WSP presented the proposals for Stretford public realm that they and Gillespies have been working on with Trafford Council. The proposals cover the area immediately around the town centre, covering the Chester Road, Barton Road and Kingsway triangle.
Stretford Mall, Stretford Arndale, The Precinct, whatever you call it; Stretford Town Centre has been on a steady decline for some time now. After years of waiting for the old Tory Trafford Council to take action and nothing happening, it was great to see some recent good news on this from the now Labour-controlled council.
Trafford are asking for responses to the revised masterplan for Stretford and the elements within it, via an online questionnaire. There’s also an offline version that can be downloaded and filled out. The deadline for responses is 19 December 2017.
I think it’s fair to say that news of the plans for UA92 and the revised masterplan for Stretford came pretty much out of the blue, with many people at the council, including local Stretford councillors knowing nothing about it.
As of 18 April 2017, work has commenced on phase 1 of Trafford Council’s Stretford public realm scheme. The scheme will see the closure of three of the four subways and will add an additional right turn lane onto Edge Lane for motor traffic. Further details in this post from July 2016.