UP to 115 new jobs are promised at a new retail park in Ravensthorpe.
Developers say their project will claw back shopping trade lost to Dewsbury.
A food unit, three other retail units and a fast food restaurant are planned, together with a health centre.
Kirklees councillors are expected to pave the way tomorrow for building work to begin off Huddersfield Road.
A large depot last used by fashion chain Bon Marché would be cleared to make way for the development.
Agents for developers Secondsite Property Holdings say the car park would encourage customers to visit other shops in Ravensthorpe.
Councillors are due to take a decision on planning permission when they meet at Dewsbury Town Hall.