MIRFIELD Town Council has finalised its building growth plans.

The Local Development Framework will set out the shape of the town over the next 10 to 15 years.

It replaces the current Unitary Development Plan.

Councillors met last week to discuss the plans, which allocate different uses for land such as housing, industry or green space.

Debate raged over whether a section of Mirfield Moor off Leeds Road between Slipper Lane and Sunnybank should remain allocated for industrial use.

When a retail park was proposed on the site near Mirfield Free Grammar School in 2000, residents furiously opposed the plans.

Some still want the land held for industrial use.

But Mirfield Deputy Mayor Clr Martyn Bolt said: "To propose an industrial estate next to school playing fields, surrounded by houses and with no real road structure to support it, is lunacy."

He said alternative sites, such as one near John Cotton's factory, would contain industry in a single area.