A PUBLIC meeting is to be held after a development threat to playing fields in Mirfield.
Councillors have called the meeting to give local people their chance to have a say.
Bedding manufacturer John Cotton is proposing to build a warehouse on the fields near its factory in Huddersfield Road, Battyeford.
The firm says the expansion would create 50 jobs and help safeguard an existing workforce of 550.
But the firm has not made a formal planning application to Kirklees.
The public meeting to discuss the plan will be at the Church of Christ the King, Stocksbank Road, Mirfield, at 7pm on Friday, December 12.
Clr Martyn Bolt, chairman of Kirklees Council's Mirfield area committee, said: "We need to give the people the credit for common sense and place the facts in full view before them.
"I do not want any inference of deals behind doors. This matter affects the whole community."
Battyeford Sporting Club which has almost 400 players, was poised to launch a £450,000 lottery bid for a new clubhouse and changing rooms on the council- owned fields.
The fields were given to the former Mirfield Urban District Council by monks at the local Community of the Resurrection.
A covenant stipulated that the land should be used for exercise and recreation only.
Bosses at John Cotton have hinted that playing fields elsewhere could be provided for the football club.