A plan to build 10 houses on land in Thingwall has led to a significant backlash from residents and Green Belt campaigners, just weeks before the next stage of the council’s draft Local Plan goes out to consultation.

The application would see land at historic Top House Farm on Thingwall Road East developed, prompting almost 100 residents to submit their formal objection to it.

Local Councillor Mike Collins (Conservative, Pensby & Thingwall Ward) said: “Top House Farm is a very special part of the Wirral’s Green Belt and it’s exactly the kind of amenity that we are fighting to save from destruction.

"There are plenty of brownfield sites elsewhere in the Borough that need redeveloping. We need to send a clear message to developers to look elsewhere.

“It’s no coincidence that we are seeing more applications come in before the long-overdue Local Plan is in place. Had the council not dithered and delayed for the last 15 years, Top House Farm would not now be under threat.

“I would urge anyone who wants to save our precious Green Belt to register their comments – either contacting me or via the council’s planning pages.”

The full planning application can be viewed by clicking here.