Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Through a successful bid for external finance to the GMCA, the Greening Trafford Park and Low Carbon Trafford Park studies were commissioned to support delivery of the Trafford Carbon Neutral Action Plan, and in meeting the Council’s Climate Emergency Declaration for the borough. The Low Carbon Trafford Park Study identifies opportunities for new, carbon neutral and sustainable forms of power generation in the Park, while the Greening Trafford Park Study focuses on a ‘greening’ infrastructure framework for Trafford Park to reduce carbon emissions through environmental and infrastructure improvements. Both studies are complementary and meet the Corporate Priority of Addressing Our Climate Crisis.


That the Executive:


(i)            Noted the Greening Trafford Park and Low Carbon Trafford Park studies.

(ii)          Agreed that a prioritised list of interventions is developed for both studies, led by the Trafford Climate Change Commission, and research undertaken on potential funding sources for delivery.

(iii)         Agreed that an initial scoping exercise is undertaken to consider whether a Business Improvement District (BID) may be a suitable vehicle to take a lead role on the delivery of specific actions arising from the studies.

(iv)         Agreed that the studies are communicated to key stakeholders and consultees.

Publication date: 14/03/2023

Date of decision: 13/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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