Aberdeenshire councillors will consider plans for 500 houses at Trump International tomorrow, which developers wish to roll out along with the new course.
Planning officers have recommended that permission be granted in principle, subject to a bat survey and other conditions being attached to the project.
The proposal for the land near Balmedie includes up to 500 houses and 50 holiday cottages alongside community facilities, shops, restaurants and supporting infrastructure.
A total of 2,918 objections have been submitted, one of which contains a petition with 18,722 names on it.
Three representations have been made in support of the development.
Ahead of the meeting, councillor Martin Ford spoke out about the application – with the longstanding Trump critic confirming he will not be taking part in the debate.
He warned that permitting the application could create a “dangerous precedent” and said he was “surprised” at the recommendation it be approved.
Mr Ford said: “The report accepts that the Trump proposal is a ‘significant departure’ from the provisions in the Aberdeenshire local development plan.
“It is true that 500 houses were included in the permission for a golf resort granted in 2008.
“But those houses were justified as a cross-funding mechanism for the tourism and resort elements of the proposal.
“Now the Trump Organisation wants the housing without building the resort development it was supposed to fund.”