Trafford Design Code

Landscape led Vision

Urban Structure

Movement Framework

Mix of Uses

Density and Form

New Places

Movement Framework


The movement framework provides the template for how places operate. It should inform the street and active travel network, access, uses and density of  the development, amongst other things. A successful movement framework will make clear and easy connections between existing and new routes and facilities; make provision for the different kinds of movement generated; and provide the maximum choice for how people will make their journeys.

Codes in this Section

Features of neighbourhood movement framework

  • Create new connections or re-establish lost routes and linkages;
  • Prioritise pedestrians, considering the quality of the streets and ensuring enough space is provided for pedestrians and cyclist, as well as for planting;
  • Create direct and clear connections between destinations with dead ends avoided (the connections do not always have to be vehicular);
  • Consider a grid and block based street pattern to provide a clear and legible layout.


Connections to wider area

New places movement framework case studies

Kings Crescent

Kings Crescent by Karakusevic Carson Architects and muf art/architecture Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington, North London is a major estate renewal project which combines

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Murray’s Mills, Ancoats

Murrays’ Mills, Ancoats by Field Clegg Bradley Studios Originally built in 1798, the industrial complex comprises two parallel 7-8-storey mills linked by a more recognisably

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The Echoes

The Echoes by Bell Phillips Architects The development is of mostly of three storeys, rising to four in part. The final side of the courtyard

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Egham Gateway

Egham Gateway master plan by Allford Monaham Morris Egham Gateway is a new mixed use development in the Runnymede borough of Surrey. Four mixed use

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Botanica Apartments

Botanica Apartments by Tim Groom Architects The site occupies a highly prominent location alongside the Bridgewater Way, a major arterial road running south west from

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KAMPUS Manchester

KAMPUS Manchester by Mecanoo Architects for Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments Map Street View Map Street View KAMPUS is a new neighbourhood located

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