COUNCIL officers are considering whether planning permission is needed for a new Marsden property - a child's Wendy house.
The 5ft by 5ft Wendy house was put up six weeks ago by Chris Stringer, for his six-year-old daughter, Bethany.
But now Kirklees officials have met to determine if the playhouse needs planning permission.
The move has baffled Mr Stringer, 38, wife Alison, 37, Bethany and her sister, Amy, 13, who returned home last weekend from a family holiday in Fuengirola, Spain.
When they returned to their home in Boulder Gate on Saturday they found a letter from Kirklees saying a complaint had been made about the Wendy house, decking and a shed in their garden.
A council planning officer called at the house on Monday to measure and photograph the structures.
Planning officers will decide within the next week whether planning permission is needed for the Wendy house and the other structures.
Mr Stringer said he believed someone had complained because of a recent dispute. But the council would not confirm this to him, because of confidentiality issues.
Mr Stringer said: "I am amazed and shocked that somebody is so small-minded as to try and deprive my daughter. It's pathetic."
He said he would not apply for permission because he thinks it is unnecessary.
He said the Wendy house was screened from the road by a wall and hedge and his home blocked it from the view of most other houses in the cul-de-sac.
He said the shed had been there since they moved in two years ago.
He added: "We should make a stand because we are not affecting anybody. We may not be within the law, but we are within common sense."
Andy Keeling, senior planning officer, said he is deciding whether permission is needed.
If he decides it is and Mr Stringer does not apply, officials will consider whether enforcement action to remove the play house is "expedient".
Mrs Stringer said Bethany, often played in the house. She added: "My main concern is the kids. Bethany has said: `They are not taking my house'."