VILLAGES face being swamped by more than 1,300 new homes over the next 12 years.
Worried locals are urged to attend a public meeting to hear more about the proposals for Golcar and Longwood.
A blueprint has been unveiled for 112 houses every year until 2016 to satisfy rising demand.
Opponents fear it could be a step too far for a district that has developed rapidly over the last decade.
New homes could cause problems on the roads, they fear.
One resident said: "It's an interesting topic, to put it mildly, for people here.
"The Golcar ward has had the third highest completion rate for new dwellings per annum since 1991.
"But until 2016 they are proposing we top the table for anywhere in Kirklees."
An official from Kirklees Council will explain details at an informal meeting in Longwood Mechanics Hall on Saturday, February 7.
People in the area are being urged to drop in to the Longwood Village Group coffee morning anytime between 10am and noon.
Planning liaison officer Matthew Goode will be present with copies of a consultation document which sets out proposals for redrawing land use across the borough.