THREE residents groups will be holding a meeting in Horwich tomorrow night to discuss the proposed development of Horwich Golf Course.

The Grundy Hill, Stocks Park and New Chapel associations will be meeting at the Conservative Club at 7pm.

Members recently pledged to join forces in a bid to oppose Peel Investments 300-home plan for the golf course off Victoria Road.

The planning application for the development was submitted to Bolton Council last week.

A statement circulated by Grundy Hill and Stocks Park residents associations claimed the development would add to current issues in the town including traffic and the pressure on school places.

It read: "Our roads are already clogged and can not cope with more traffic, estimated to be 3,000 more cars. Horwich will become one huge car park.

"In addition there will not be enough doctors, dentists or school places for all."

The groups urged people to submit objections to Bolton Council once Peel applies for planning permission.

They added: "We need to pull together to fight Peel."

The 300 homes at the golf course would add to the 1,700-home regeneration of the Horwich Loco Works and the 130 houses off Victoria Road.