NEIGHBOURS battling against plans for a waste collection site in Mirfield are getting a professional consultant to help them.
He will advise campaigners opposing proposals for the land at Station Road, Lower Hopton.
Mirfield Town Council deputy mayor Clr Martyn Bolt said: "The idea is that he will help residents put forward a professional case."
The town council is paying the bulk of the expert's fee after it was addressed by a lobby of protesters.
One resident has also put £200 in the kitty and a further £100 is coming from the Save Mirfield group.
Planning permission was granted last year for a waste transfer station which is yet to be built.
Agents have recently applied to change a restriction which bans them handling material which rots, smells or is hazardous.
Earlier this month Clr Bolt said he was trying to get a group together to buy the site.
He said today he was still waiting for a further reply from owners Elliotts Estates after it said it was considering his request for a price.