PLANS for traffic changes have been rejected after splitting a village.
The plan was drawn up by villager Laurence Campbell, who gained support from 22 other people living in Briestfield, near Grange Moor.
His blueprint included:
* Traffic calming
* New speed limit signs
* Restricting part of Briestfield Road for access and horse riders only.
But the plan sparked opposition from other villagers.
They said traffic would be switched on to Back Lane and Pearson's Lane, causing a nuisance there.
Now, Kirklees Council has ruled in favour of the objectors.
Cabinet councillors who gave their verdict said the suggested changes would not bring any great benefit.
A ban on vehicles weighing 7.5 tonnes or more is to be introduced in Briestfield in the next 12 months.
Mr Campbell said his plan would make a real difference to the village.
But a council report said: "Most of the options create inconvenience and increased journey lengths to some residents."