The Bolton News reported about plans to build up to 690 homes on a golf course in Salford are set to go ahead, after an agreement was reached to sell the land to a developer for nearly £40m.

Bellway Homes will buy Brackley Golf Course in Little Hulton for £39.3m.

Salford Council, which jointly owns the 27-hectare site off the M61, will pocket £18.5m from the sale – the biggest single capital receipt in its 47-year history.

However, our reader reacted to the news online.

Steph Hampson said: "No, the roads, doctors, dentists, schools etc wont cope. This has been petitioned against many times. You see the traffic counters go out, but only from 10am till 2pm, totally missing the carnage at rush hour."

Paul David Corker said: "No, when I bought my house I was told the golf course was green belt and it would never be built on. Now they want to make an entrance to it on my street, most families buying new houses have 2 cars now, so say hello to 1,400 cars driving down our nice quiet street twice a day!"

Chris Lowe said: "No. Bolton’s road infrastructure won’t take it. It’s already going into an emissions controlled area. How can you then plan more cars in that area?"

David Smith said: "The future is gridlock as if its not bad enough now."

Robert Ruddick said: "Why can’t they build new houses on existing plots, Bolton is full of unoccupied terraced houses, they already have drainage, utilities and road network. I’d sooner see an update of the old rather than the new.