RESIDENTS last night pressured councillors over a controversial development on the edge of Huddersfield.
Miller Homes wants to build 300 houses on fields at Lindley Moor.
Campaigners oppose the proposal, which they say will lead to traffic problems and put pressure on Lindley's schools.
In August Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield Planning Sub-committee voted to refuse permission for the homes plan but was unable to agree reasons for refusal.
At the sub-committee's next meeting, councillors voted to allow the building to go-ahead.
Last night Jill Sykes of Lindley Moor Action Group attacked the decision.
“There was an unlawful approval for housing on Lindley Moor which has outraged local residents,” she told the monthly council meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Fellow action group member Peter Schofield asked councillors “why was it allowed by the legal department?”
But Kirklees Cabinet member for regeneration Clr Peter McBride said the planning decision had been legitimate.
He told Mr Schofield: "You’re not giving the facts as they are. You can’t reject a planning application without planning reasons.”