COUNCIL bosses today denied that Huddersfield gardens would be used for a new cycle route.
They spoke out after an anonymous leaflet was circulated in the Penistone Road area of Fenay Bridge.
A group called the Fenay Greenway Society said gardens would be compulsorily purchased.
But a local councillor has condemned the claims.
Tory Christine Smith said: "This has caused great concern.
"People need to be assured that there are no plans to compulsory purchase anyone's garden."
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said no detailed decisions had been made about the project.
Formal consultation with residents is expected to start in the next month or so.
The spokeswoman added: "No residential gardens would be affected. We are not aware of any land that could be described as a garden."
She said there was a long-standing commitment to save the dismantled Kirkburton branch railway line for use as a cycling and pedestrian route.
She added: "We are investigating the feasibility of - and support for - the route."
A decision on whether to go ahead with the project would depend on the outcome of the consultation process, she said.