A CONTROVERSIAL plan to knock a house down and build 10 in its place has caused uproar.
Worth Homes Yorkshire hopes to build three detached, four semi-detached and a row of three terraced homes, on the site of 11 Hallas Road, Kirkburton.
But the plan has caused a flurry of objections from villagers, who think the proposal will cause traffic problems on the narrow streets.
More than a dozen descended on Kirkburton Parish Council’s meeting before Christmas to air their views and 48 official objections have been received by Kirklees Council.
Parish councillors agreed with their concerns and have entered a formal objection to planners.
But despite this Kirklees’ planning officers have recommended the proposal is given the green light.
The 10-home proposal is now set to be reviewed by councillors on Kirklees’ Heavy Woollen Planning Sub-Committee on Thursday this week.
A spokeswoman for Kirkburton Parish Council, said: “Quite a few Kirkburton residents turned up to the meeting to voice their concerns and objections to the planning application on Hallas Road.
“This would have lots of road safety implications, especially for the schoolchildren who attend the nearby Kirkburton Middle School.
“The road is quite steep in places and there is no pavement, which means that the young people have to walk in the middle of the road, and with an expected additional 20 vehicles, this raises serious concerns about their safety.
“This application was last considered in 2009 when the parish council lodged strong objections to the application on the grounds of road safety and overdevelopment of the plot.
“The parish council has decided to uphold its original objections and added some additional points raised by the members of the public.
“The public were informed that it is necessary to resubmit objections raised previously, and not to write identical letters to Kirklees Planning Services, or they will be treated as one objection.
“Please send any comments to Jonathan Ainley on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the Application No: 2009/62/92554/E2.
“The deadline was January 11, but comments will be considered up to the point at which a decision is taken.”
The Heavy Woollen Planning Sub-Committee takes place at Dewsbury Town Hall from 1pm this Thursday.