VILLAGERS are protesting after an engineering firm revealed plans to create a lorry-reversing area near their homes.
Company bosses have submitted the plan for land at Marsh Gardens, Honley.
But it has brought an angry response from people living nearby.
The site is near Honley Junior School and completely unsuitable, they say.
A 30-strong group of protesters turned out to make their feelings known.
Pat Green, a local resident who was at the protest, said: "There may be a danger to children leaving the school."
The proposals have been sent to Kirklees Council by Bank Bottom Engineering, who want to create a reversing area for large delivery vehicles.
At the moment, the vehicles use a corner about a hundred yards from Marsh Gardens and stock is taken by fork-lift truck to the firm's site.
Protesters said they were upset that the plans were announced when the school was closed for the summer holidays.
They fear more lorries will begin using Honley's narrow streets if the reversing area is built. Objectors are holding a public meeting tomorrow at the village's St Mary's Parish Rooms, starting at 5.30pm.
Mrs Julie Haigh, the school's deputy head teacher, said: "There has been no chance for parents to get to know about this."