More than 200 houses could be built on open land in Ashbrow.
Kirklees Council is seeking outline planning consent for a residential development on land off Ashbrow Road and Bradley Boulevard.
The site earmarked for housing is currently open land and the council is seeking initial consent for 207 homes.
It’s unlikely Kirklees will build the houses themselves, but planning consent will increase the land value ahead of a future potential sale.
Highways work will be needed, as the application says: “This traffic assessment concludes that a residential development of up to 207 residential units would not cause any road junctions in the area to exceed capacity.
“The transport assessment recommends that a mini roundabout on Ashbrow Road is incorporated into the outline planning application to provide access to the proposed development site, as well as acting as traffic calming measure on the Ashbrow Road.”
The site is greenfield and allocated for housing in the council’s planning policy, and has previously had the planning go-ahead for housing.
Neighbours have already been notified of the plans, with seven commenting on it so far.
They include concerns about overcrowding in schools, increase in traffic, disruption caused by the construction of the houses and the ‘types’ of residents.
The application is open to public comments at Kirklees Council’s planning department until December 28.