Objections to golf course housing plan

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Plans to build up to 164 homes on part of Ingol Golf Course look set to be given the green light, despite a raft of objections from neighbours.

Rowland Homes Limited have applied to redevelop 13.6 hectares of greenfield land to the south of Tom Benson Way in Preston.

Planning bosses say the major proposals are now “minded to approve”, but dozens of letters and objections have been lodged by residents, councillors and MPs.

Before the golf course was closed in 2009, the proposed site was used for the sixth, seventh and eighth holes.

But the course has since been redesigned, and the application site has been left out of the new course layout.

The plans are for the redevelopment of part of the golf course for the new homes, with infrastructure and landscaping.

The development, if approved, would be for two-to-five-bedroomed properties, with some terraced and linked mews homes.

However, since plans were lodged, 49 letters and emails have been received in objection. Objections have also been submitted by Coun Pauline Brown and Coun Neil Darby, as well as from Ben Wallace MP.

Coun Pauline Brown, who represents Ingol ward, said she would be addressing next week’s planning committee meeting. She said: “I will be making a very, very strong objection on behalf of the people of Ingol and Tanterton and on behalf of the people who will be using the golf course.

“We are totally and utterly against any building at all. We are very strongly opposed and we will fight it to the death.”

Objections were also lodged by the Ingol and Tanterton neighbourhood council, Ingol and Tanterton PACT, and Ingol golf villages residents association.

The plans are minded to approve, subject to a section 106 agreement.