“THE Lindley Moor fight is not over,” a councillor warned last night.
On Thursday campaigners persuaded planners to block a proposal to build nearly 300 homes on Lindley Moor.
But Clr Cahal Burke warned yesterday that applicant Miller Homes would appeal against the decision.
The Lindley Lib Dem said: “This isn’t over for anybody. I’m sure the developer will appeal.”
However, Clr Burke is confident the plan will eventually be beaten.
“I would hope that if it went to appeal an independent inspector would agree there are grounds for refusal,” he said.
Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield Planning Sub-committee voted eight to seven on Thursday against the proposal to build 294 houses on fields off Weatherhill Road.
However, councillors and officials failed to agree reasons for rejecting the development on land which Kirklees has allocated four housing.
After a lengthy argument, sub-committee members voted eight to seven to defer the matter until its next meeting.
The move gives council officers six weeks to come up with reasons for refusing the homes plan before the sub-committee votes on the issue again.
Clr Burke criticised the planners for not producing reasons, despite the lengthy debate.
“There were enough reasons given during the four-hour debate,” he said.