Decision details

Scrutiny Committee - Task and Finish Group: Review of Disability Access within Trafford - Response to Interim Report

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(1) That the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee Task & Finish Group be noted.


(2) That in response to the recommendations of the Task & Finish Group, the Corporate Director, Place be directed to:


a. Ensure the Planning service makes the most of opportunities to improve accessibility within planning applications for new developments – via staff training, early discussion with developers and proactive consideration by Highway Officers to ensure the provision of an accessible environment.

b. Ensure that the Trafford Design Guide & Design Code fully reflects accessibility principles.

c. Retain a policy on Adaptable & Accessible Housing within the Local Plan when it is presented to the Executive to approve its final formal consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

To respond fully to the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee.

Alternative options considered:

To choose not to explore the issues in more detail.

Publication date: 26/07/2022

Date of decision: 25/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Executive

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