A plan to build a new supermarket in Brighouse – and create new jobs – could be hit by delays.
Local councillors are concerned the plan for the new Aldi store will be postponed indefinitely.
Opponents of the scheme have sought permission to have a judicial review of the application.
It was hoped work could start on the scheme within weeks after it was granted permission back in May.
But now it could be months before the store scheme gets under way.
The German supermarket chain Aldi was given the green light for a new store in Brighouse by councillors on Calderdale Council’s planning committee.
The plan is to demolish old buildings on Birds Royd Lane and build a new 1,369sqm store.
It would mean 25 full and part-time jobs.
Objectors at the planning meeting had cited possible traffic and highway issues.
And others said rival plans for another discount store may fail if the Aldi plan went ahead.
One of the main objectors is Morrisons – which does not have a store in the town. Morrisons said a nearby Aldi store could prevent development of the Sugden’s Mill site, which is owned by Younger Homes.
Younger Homes were in talks with a “rival discount retailer” similar to Aldi.
Brighouse councillor Colin Stout, who has supported the Aldi plans, said it was “regrettable” the scheme could be hit by delays.
“This is a great opportunity for us to breathe new life into a neglected area of the town.
“This is the first sight of Brighouse for many people, especially those using the railway station, and it is not a pretty sight.
“There are semi-derelict buildings on part of the site and a new store would really lift the area.
“I am really concerned that if we have to go down the path of having a judicial review into a planning decision, properly made by councillors then development plans will be badly delayed.
“Younger Homes have owned sites in Brighouse for years and none of those have yet been developed”.
Calderdale Council confirmed there was an application for a review.