Concerns about noise are set to thwart expansion plans for an Elland camping site.
The owners of Elland Hall Caravan Park had wanted to expand into an adjoining field to cater for summer visitors.
They had hoped the scheme would enable them to benefit from the Tour de France, which will arrive in Calderdale next summer.
But now councillors on the Calderdale planning committee have been urged to throw out the expansion plans.
Several residents living near the proposed site off Exley Lane had complained about noise and traffic problems if the existing site were to be expanded.
And planning officers say there are fears that the planned extension could mean as many as 180 people on the new site.
One local councillor, however, is concerned about the plan to reject the application. Clr John Ford said: “There is a demand for places to camp and the need to increase the number of visitors to Calderdale.
“Next year is the Tour de France which goes to Elland so it is important to cater for as many people as possible.”
The plan by Elland Hall Farm would see another field opened up to caravanners and campers through the summer months.
Agents behind the proposals insist it is vital in order to meet growing demand for tourist accommodation in the area.
They cite the 2014 Tour de France as a prime example.
Many are expected to want to camp close to the expected route.
Yorkshire is hosting the “Grand Depart” at the start of next year’s event.
A previous bid by the campsite owners to expand was rejected by Calderdale Council who feared there would be extra noise and inconvenience to local residents.
It seems the same concerns will again be at the forefront of councillors’ considerations tomorrow.
A report to the meeting said there had been previous noise complaints about the site.
A council spokesman said: “Tents and caravans offer weak sound insulation properties to noise generated indoors and camp sites and campers are often associated with activities that involve the generation of noise outdoors, including singing, playing music. boisterous play and the use of generators.
“Camping is more popular in the warmer months when Exley Lane residents would be more likely to want to use their gardens and to leave their bedroom windows open.
“The complaints of August 2011 support my concern that sound will propagate towards the houses and would not be sufficiently masked by traffic noise from the A629 or M62.”