PLANNERS have warned they may seek an injunction over claims of a lack of affordable housing on a Huddersfield site.

Building is under way on 149 homes at the former Greenside Mills site in Wakefield Road, Dalton.

A condition of planning approval was that a number of affordable homes must be made available to a housing association.

Now Kirklees Council is alleging that developer Bett Homes has failed to stick to the clause.

Negotiations with housing association Yorkshire Housing were terminated without any reason being given, it is claimed.

Councillors agreed at a meeting yesterday to go to arbitration - with the option of seeking an injunction, if necessary.

A council report said: "The developer has supplied no explanation as to why it decided to cease negotiations."

A letter read out on behalf of Bett Homes at the meeting of Kirklees Council's planning committee said an action plan had been produced.

Labour committee chairman Clr Annie Smith said: "The provision of affordable housing is an important part of the planning process.

"We cannot afford to set a precedent."