PLANS for a massive development between Mirfield and Roberttown areto be unveiled, say councillors.
Plans for a hotel, car showroom and family restaurant at the Mirfield 25 site are all back on the table - five years after Kirklees rejected similar ideas.
But Kirklees councillor Martyn Bolt has denounced the proposals for the Leeds Road area as a "recipe for disaster".
Clr Bolt said: "It was allocated in the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) in 1998 as an industrial area.
"In about 2000 a developer came forward with plans which showed that it was predominantly going to be retail.
"It showed things like a car showroom and fitness suites.
"That developer was apparently told his plans were unacceptable to Kirklees at that time."
He says if these new plans are passed traffic will be his main concern.
"The highways department appears to be accepting the developer's assertions that traffic would not go towards the M62.
"How can you say that, as any industrial unit would require supplies and whatever else and this motorway network is the main supply network.
"Even if we accept the developer's premise, what that means is that all this traffic from the 30-acre development is going to be using local roads.
"For the north of Kirklees it will be a disaster."
He said sites around the Birstall area were already suffering from the nearby retail park, which houses furniture giant Ikea.
Clr Bolt added: "It just means the A62 corridor will be a car park; it's just a recipe for disaster.
"If that happens more and more traffic will try and find rat runs through residential areas. Add to that the environmental aspects."
The size of the buildings would be a blot on the landscape, he added.
Clr David Hall, who represents Liversedge and Gomersal, has similar concerns. He said: "Hotel and car showroom uses have been raised by the developer and accepted already as suitable by Kirklees.
"I understand that leisure uses such as a pub and maybe even the dreaded fast food outlets are being explored.
"This is not the industrial development we were promised. This is out of town shopping centres by the back door and should be resisted."
Residents have formed an action group and a website has been set up.