VILLAGES will lose regeneration funding because of the public spending squeeze.
Kirkburton, Helme and Outlane are among the places due to miss out on planned investment.
Kirklees Council has spent millions since 2005 improving villages, including Honley, Golcar and Mirfield.
But officers have asked the council’s Labour Cabinet to cut investment in the Town and Village Centre Enhancement Scheme to help cope with the public spending squeeze.
Kirklees plans to reduce its budget by £80m over the next three years. The council had been due to spend £5.4m on the programme between 2010 and 2016. But this looks set to be cut by £3.2m to just £2.2m.
Kirklees officers believe they can save £2.3m by cancelling planned improvements to Kirkburton, Outlane, Holmfirth, Birkby, Helme, East Bierley, Batley, Birkenshaw and Roberttown.
Scrapping a plan for Holmfirth Heritage Garden will save another £200,000.
The Cabinet will decide on the proposed cuts at its meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall at 4pm on Tuesday.