A firm has made a new bid for housing on its Honley site.
The team at Rogers Plant Hire on Woodhead Road have submitted a new planning application for a residential development at the site.
In 2014 Kirklees Council granted the firm permission but put a time limit on it which expires in August. As no work has taken place they need new consent.
There could be 20 new houses.
In the new application they say: “This site and buildings have significant restrictions that prevent the current business expanding and their sale for other alternative commercial uses or re-development for commercial purposes.
“The applicant has made a clear commitment to relocating locally.
“Residential development is an appropriate alternative use as it is sympathetic to the character of the area.”