NEIGHBOURS suffered a huge blow when a town hall meeting paved the way for a firm's move to a new site.
Objectors slammed the appearance of printing firm Leach Colour's proposed building in Bradley.
It was condemned as a "big shed" by protesters who crowded into a meeting of Kirklees Council's Huddersfield Area Planning Committee.
Company plans for 24-hour working at the new Bradley Business Park also came under attack.
Sam Hemsley, who lives near the site off Bradley Road, said: "Residents do not accept that this application is in keeping or appropriate with our quiet residential community."
She appealed for protection.
Councillors signalled the go-ahead despite the pleas.
They ordered planning officers to try and win a change in the building's design.
But round-the-clock working will be allowed - although deliveries will have to end at 10pm.
Sixty protesters at the committee were left upset after the decision.
Peter Firth, who spoke for residents, said: "This is not for an office-based use with a typical nine to five working pattern, but for a 24-hour light industry/technology use. It is not we have been led to believe."
Leach Colour is planning a move from a cramped site it has occupied for a century near the centre of Brighouse. About 80 workers will be based at the building.
Managing director Richard Leach said: "Residents' concerns are unfounded, heightened by the fear of the unknown.
"I know that Leach Colour will be a good neighbour to them."
Clr Ken Sims, Tory chairman of the committee, said he hoped changes could be made to the building.
"This firm has been very reasonable all the way through negotiations over this site," he said.