“Trafford’s current development plans comprise the

2006 Unitary Development Plan and Trafford’s Core

Strategy adopted in 2012.

These are the documents which development plans

must comply with

The GMSF is at odds with these previous strategic documents, which describe Carrington Moss as an area to be “conserved, enhanced and strengthened”, an “important area of ecological value”, a “designated Local Nature Conservation Site” and a “Special Landscape Feature”.  The Local Nature Conservation Sites were identified by Trafford BC as a result of a habitat survey carried out by the GMEU to a nationally approved methodand updated by local knowledge”.   The documents also describe the importance of the “protection and enhancement of the mossland as a carbon sink to mitigate the effects of climate change” and “the protection and enhancement of the sites of nature conservation and biological importance, including the Carrington Rides”.

Trafford published its updated Local Plan documents last July (2018) – these are available at this link . The Friends of Carrington Moss did a detailed response to these documents which can be downloaded here

Trafford’s current Housing Strategy is available at this link

Trafford’s latest Statement of Community Involvement is available at this link