A plan to build 20 homes off a busy village road will go before councillors.

Developers hope to build a small cul-de-sac of houses off Gilroyd Lane in Linthwaite.

Access to the development, close to Colne Valley High School, would be through a gate between two existing houses.

The application, on a steep site currently used for grazing, was made more than a year ago but has been delayed amid 33 letters of objection from residents.

But on Thursday, councillors on Kirklees Council’s Strategic Planning Committee will be given the chance to give the project the green light.

Planning officers have recommended they approve the plan.

Gilroyd Lane is a popular link road between Manchester Road and Blackmoorfoot Road – two of the valley’s busiest roads.

Colne Valley Liberal Democrat councillor David Ridgway, was one of the objectors.

He submitted a letter in a personal capacity saying he believed access to the site was “inappropriate”.

He said: “Gillroyd Lane is a busy road and quite narrow at this point.

READ MORE: Council defends consultation for biggest building plan in Huddersfield for a generation

READ MORE: Netherton residents fight plans which could see hundreds of homes built on their doorstep

“In the evenings, particularly, parked cars on both sides of the highway will make the sight lines extremely limited. “In addition, the land falls away very steeply which will be an added hazard to egress from the site.”

Documents for the meeting note “significant local opposition” but say the plan is deemed acceptable.

Highways officers have advised they feel the road is wide enough and the access point is acceptable.

Councillors will meet to give the final decision at 1pm on Thursday at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Former Mayor Clr. David Ridgway