BUILDING work has started on a controversial housing development in Highburton.
Barratt Leeds has commenced work on 67 homes on the site of the former Moxon Mill, off Burton Acres Lane.
A protest group was formed to oppose the development on the site, which is also known as Southfield Mill.
An application for 113 homes was rejected by Kirklees Council last year.
But permission for the present development, which has been named Savile Park, was granted earlier this summer.
Clare Sutcliffe, Sales negotiator for the development, said: "The semi-rural location will attract those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but its close proximity and easy access to Huddersfield and other regional conurbations means it is ideal for commuters as well."
The properties feature three-bedroom townhouses and luxury six-bedroom detached homes.
Prices of the houses range from £190,000 to £410,000.