RESIDENTS and councillors are fighting plans for a housing development on greenfield land in Golcar.
Developers the Richard Ryder Partnership have applied to put 50 homes on the site, off Leymoor Road.
It would include 24 houses and 26 apartments.
But objectors say the proposals are unacceptable.
Clr Robert Iredale said: "It's disgraceful.
"The site is right next to Leymoor Road, which is already extremely busy.
"The schools are full and Golcar has had its fair share of development. Greenfield sites are very important."
Stephen Garrety, of Leymoor Road, said: "It's not in keeping with the other houses round here.
"We have a lot of listed buildings - this would be completely out of place."
Clr Andrew Marchington added: "Golcar is a village and we want it to remain a village.
"My main concerns are about the size of the development, the impact on the roads and the fact that it's greenfield site. Our green spaces are vital."
A spokesman for Meltham-based architects Northern Design Partnership, which is behind the designs, said the site had already been earmarked for development under Kirklees Council's Unitary Development Plan.
He said the number of homes was in line with Government guidelines and their design matched the local area.
The planning application submitted to Kirklees said: "The proposals submitted for planning consideration provide a scheme that gives a good varied style of accommodation.
"This will appeal to a cross-section of the community, both young and old families and couples.
"The number of properties, although slightly above the required density levels, is more than acceptable within the amount of space about dwellings provided."
Clrs Iredale and Marchington held a surgery this week about the proposals.
The closing date for public comments is May 8.