A DECISION on plans to build 92 homes in a village have been delayed.
Members of a Kirklees Council planning committee were due to decide whether to approve development on land behind Scissett Baths, off Wakefield Road.
But highways officials wanted more time to comment on the plans.
Members of the Save Our Scissett campaign group also asked for time to consider traffic plans drawn up by highways officials.
More than 400 Scissett residents had sent letters of objection - plus a critical report - to Kirklees about the planning application.
Residents - and Denby Dale Parish Council - say the development would mean loss of open land, destroy wildlife habitats and create extra traffic.
Kirklees Education Services also said that Scissett C of E First School and Scissett Middle School would not cope with the additional pupils the development would create.
Also, the West Yorkshire Ecology Service said the development could damage nearby ponds, where great crested newts breed.
But planning officers recommended that the application be backed.
They think the need for affordable housing outweighs the concerns over losing greenfield sites.
The application has been made under the name Oakes Estates, but the company is not involved.
Its former managing director, Melvyn Dulieu, has made the application, in conjunction with developers Persimmon and the Wakefield-based Chevin Housing Association.
Some of the new homes would be privately owned, many being sold as affordable housing for first-time buyers for 60 to 75% of their market value.
Others would be rented by Chevin to people on Kirklees Council's housing list.