CAMPAIGNERS who opposed a housing scheme are celebrating after it was rejected.
Calderdale councillors have vetoed plans to put five town houses and two flats on land opposite Rastrick Tennis Club in Carr Green Lane.
The decision was made despite planning officials' recommendation that the application be approved.
The scheme was put forward by Manchester firm Royalle Estates.
Rastrick residents opposing the scheme put in months of hard work.
The site is next to Rastrick Cemetery and within a designated `historic park or garden' area, which is marked on the council's planning blueprint.
The chairman of the council's planning committee, Clr Tom McElroy, together with campaigners and backed by ward councillors Ann McAllister (Con) and Paul Rogan (Eng Dem), felt it needed protecting.
Mr Ashley Wood spoke for the Carr Green Action Group.
He said its main concern was for the safety of children using Carr Green Junior, Infant and Nursery School, the tennis club and playing fields.
Protesters were worried about an increased number of vehicles on an already congested road.
The council received 98 letters of objections, including representations from Calder Valley MP Chris McCafferty, Brighouse Civic Trust and Brighouse Road Safety Committee.