HEALTH chiefs face a crunch day over their dreams of a new hospital building in Huddersfield.
Kirklees councillors will decide on Thursday if the Acre Mills site in Lindley, opposite the Royal Infirmary, is suitable.
They will look round the land before taking a vote on planning permission.
The Examiner revealed in January how health bosses wanted to take non-clinical services out of the main hospital building to new premises over the road.
Their plans include two multi-storey car parks aimed at easing pressure on roads in the Lindley area.
The bid to flatten old mill buildings will be considered at a meeting in Huddersfield. Kirklees has received 14 objections to the changes from people living nearby.
But planning officers are urging that the scheme be given the go-ahead, saying it has been sensitively done.
Health chiefs said in January that the two new multi-storey car parks would cater for just under 1,000 vehicles.
They would serve staff, visitors and patients.
Enough space is expected to be created for internal changes at the Infirmary itself.
The eight-acre mills site is the former home of the Joseph Sykes wire-making business.