PLANS to turn a garage site into a housing complex have been stopped.
Bellway Homes wanted to demolish the vacant Derwent Mercedes garage on New Hey Road, Mount, and build 20 town houses and 17 flats.
The flats would have been in a three-storey block and the houses would have been two storeys high.
Kirklees planning officials had recommended the plans be approved.
But the council's planning sub-committee decided to refuse permission.
Members felt the site was too close to Quarry Garage, which would mean residents of the new homes would be exposed to excess noise and fumes from paint- spraying.
Planning officer Bill Topping said: "Environmental services had objected to the plans.
"Mainly it was about odours because of the paint-spraying. Noise was also an issue."
Four local people had objected to the plans.
Some said they would prefer to see shops built on the site, which is bordered by houses and a playing field.