PLANS to build more than 200 new homes on a golfing range are set to be given the go-ahead this week.

Wirral councillors are expected to approve proposals to create a housing complex at Port Sunlight Golf Centre, New Ferry, when they meet at Wallasey Town Hall on Thursday night.

The scheme would see a mix of detached and semi-detached houses as well as apartments being built with access via New Chester Road.

However residents have raised concerns about the project and have objected to its approval.

The Bromborough Society believes there will be traffic problems if the site has only one entrance and exit, while there are also worries about preserving the history of the area.

Neighbouring residents have also argued that there is the potential for overlooking if the houses are built close to their gardens.

Unilever Ltd have also objected to the plans until they are reassured that the development will not impact the River Dibbin.

According to planning documents, the application is set to be approved subject to an agreement that the developers carry out the future management and maintenance of a children’s play area and “green corridor” around the site.