A BIG housing development in Brighouse is set to finally win the go-ahead in the new year.
Just two objections have been made to the plans for the former Firth Carpets site at Bailiff Bridge.
The scheme for the land at Clifton Mills, Bradford Road, includes 141 homes.
Buildings have already been demolished in preparation for the construction work.
Calderdale councillors, who meet on January 6, are expected to give the green light.
Worried local people fear schools will struggle to cope with an influx of new pupils.
But the council's chief planning officer Jim Metcalf says in a report sufficient classroom places are available.
Outline plans to establish the site's use for housing were approved in April.
Some buildings on the edge of the site have been kept and have received approval for light industrial use.
Developers Miller Homes want to build a mix of three to five bedroomed homes, one and three-bedroomed town houses and two-bedroomed apartments.
A play area for children will be provided on the land.
One in 10 properties are described as "affordable homes".
It is the final chapter for the former Firth Carpets factory, which closed after 150 years of production ended.
A workforce of 300 was whittled down to 30 by the time the final closure came.
US company Interface, which took over Firth's in a £30m deal in 1997, transferred some jobs to Shelf, between Halifax and Bradford.