A plan for 25 homes in the garden of a village bungalow has been revealed.
Outline permission has been sought for the new housing in Flockton on the premises of Manor House Farm.
The Examiner understands many residents on Chessington Drive, bordering the potential new homes, are unhappy about the plan.
Applications for five homes and four homes in the garden were approved in 2010 and 2011 respectively, but land owners, the Burton family, have now radically increased the scale of the proposal.
The plans were never delivered after Kirklees Council inserted a demand for so called ‘affordable housing” to be included in the plan.
The applicant appealed the condition with the Planning inspectorate but was turned down in 2012.
The site is further hampered by the presence of four mine shafts and six coal seams, last worked on in 1962.
A report into the land reveals it requires some decontamination following the use of colliery shale to level the site.
It also admits there are likely to be buried cellars from the 19th century built Manor House which was demolished in the 1970s.
Kirklees Council was known to be seeking more than £230,000 from the applicants at the time of appeal to mitigate the development of the new site.
The latest plans, submitted earlier this month, show the development would be served by a new access road opposite the caravan parks on Manor House.
The cul-de-sac type arrangement would also feature a children’s play area.
Reports into wildlife reveal there are no Great Crested Newts or bats on the site.
The plans will be discussed by Kirkburton Parish Council at its January meeting.