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How would you improve Hale village? Trafford Council wants residents to complete a survey

Trafford Council wants to know how Hale village could be improved.

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Trafford Council wants to know how Hale village could be improved.

The Council is gathering evidence to prepare a draft strategy for detailed consultation later in the year.

It has teamed up with Nexus Planning to prepare a ‘Village Plan’ for Hale – as well as Sale Moor – and wants the community to give their views by completing an online survey – you can find the survey here.

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”.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said: “Sale Moor and Hale are important local centres for both residents and businesses and we need to ensure they remain sustainable places which can flourish to meet the needs of the local community.

“The Village Plans will look at ways to improve both areas by identifying potential development opportunities, measures to improve their environment and accessibility including how to make them better and safer places to move around.

“I want the local community to be fully involved in the Place Plans and the survey is just the first part in this process. I would welcome your thoughts as these will help shape the draft Plans which will then be subject to further more detailed consultation.”

The survey is open until Friday 20th September.