VILLAGERS are filing last-minute objections against council plans to extend a school.
Members of the Concerned Residents of Scissett (Cross) group held a public meeting over plans to extend Nortonthorpe Hall School, which educates children excluded from mainstream schools.
Kirklees Council's Design and Property Services want to build a single-storey detached dining hall and activity area at the school.
Nineteenth-century Nortonthorpe Hall would be demolished to make way for 12 parking spaces and a play area.
Teachers from the Busker Lane school were at the meeting, along with more than 50 villagers.
Most of them have written last-minute objection letters to Kirklees Council. Its Heavy Woollen Planning Committee is to consider the case tomorrow.
The committee has been urged to delegate the decision to officials, who will approve the plans.
On December 8, the committee visited the site and said the application should be withdrawn, because boundary security and access were inadequate.
David Bootham, of Cross, said residents did not want to lose the historic hall, which is dilapidated but is used for lessons.
He said: "Why can't they spend money on renovating the hall?"
Council officials say improving the hall to required standards would be "prohibitive".
Residents are also worried that the extension will mean pupils move to Scissett from the school's site in Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield.
The two sites cater for a total of 69 pupils. Kirklees officers say the extension will not mean an increase in pupils.
Objections have also been made about the lack of notice of the planning application and the siting of planning notices.
A council spokeswoman said: "We would not want to pre-empt the committee by making a statement before the meeting."