A PLAN to build 16 affordable homes on a former city golf course has faced opposition from local residents.

Social housing provider Platform Housing Group has submitted plans to build a mix of flats, homes and bungalows on part of the old Tolladine golf course in Worcester.

The homes would be a mix of five two-bed flats, a three-bed bungalow, six three-bed homes and four four-bed homes.

A total of 36 car parking spaces would also be built.

The latest plans come after permission to build nine four-bed homes expired having been approved in 2011.

Several neighbours in The Fairway, the road which the new homes would be accessed from, have said they were concerned by increase traffic especially entering onto and exiting from the already-very-busy Tolladine Road.

Other neighbours have questioned whether the homes are needed when plans for affordable housing in nearby Rose Avenue has already been approved.

Several objections have been submitted against the plan by local residents most concerned by the increase in traffic and the noise and disturbance if the homes are allowed to be built.

Platform said the number of planned affordable homes corresponded with the council's housing policies and there would be no overlooking issues.

Plans to build homes on the land proved controversial when they were first submitted more than ten years ago.

Tustin Homes submitted plans in 2010 but withdrew them only three months later. The plan was put forward again later that year and backed by the council's planning committee in early 2011.

At the time, Warndon Parish Council had warned the plan would be the start of developer's 'chipping away' at the huge green space to build more homes.