CONTROVERSIAL plans to build houses on the green belt near Meltham are back.
Planners knocked back a proposal to build 10 houses and six bungalows on land off Helme Lane near to the primary school in January this year.
The plan got the thumbs down after a 139-strong petition against the idea was submitted to the Huddersfield Planning Sub-Committee.
But Surrey based developer Jane Lewis has now re-applied to Kirklees Council with a smaller scheme.
The new proposal is for nine houses with off-road parking and gardens.
The statement from the developer says the green belt site should be considered as brownfield quotas have been abolished and there is an exceptional need for low cost housing in the area.
It also says the scheme is roughly half the size of the previous application and is designed to reflect a farmhouse conversion.
Arranged in a courtyard layout it will have gravel access from Helme Lane and will use a mixture of different materials, including stone, varying coloured clay roof tiles and timber cladding.
It also says re-claimed materials will be used to speed up the weathering process and blend the buildings into their environment more quickly.
The developers also intend to provide off-road parking and a drop off point to provide access to the local school.