A planning officer has recommended approval of a controversial hostel for the homeless.
Charity the Ashley Foundation is seeking planning consent to convert the Old Brassworks on Maude Street, West Vale, into a 32-bed hostel.
Up to 100 homeless people a year will be referred there by Kirklees and Calderdale housing departments.
But council papers show that 788 people have objected to the plan.
The application will be considered by councillors due to the volume of objection, but Geoff Willerton, head of planning and highways at Calderdale Council, has indicated it should be approved.
Chris Pearson, one of the objectors, said: “I think the feeling, having seen the recommendation is that we’ve been ignored, certainly that’s the feeling among 1,500 members of the West Vale Action Group.
“But we’re glad it’s going to the committee and we hope we’ll be listened to there.
“The majority of objections have highlighted that this is not the right place for a hostel as there are no public services nearby.”
Mr Pearson said he believes a significant number of people will attend Tuesday’s committee at 6pm at Halifax Town Hall to put the objectors’ case and hear the councillors’ decision.
The ward’s three councillors, Malcolm James, Peter Wardhaugh and Conrad Winterburn, submitted a joint objection describing the proposal as “flawed”.
MP Craig Whittaker has also submitted an objection, saying localism means local people should have the power to decide and that he objects due to the large number of objections he’s received.
Just two letters of support were submitted to the council saying the hostel would improve the life chances of people.