COLNE Valley MP Jason McCartney has met residents worried about threatened green space.
Birchencliffe residents are concerned about greenbelt land near the M62 between Lindley and Birkby.
They fear it may be re-classified to allow the building of homes and businesses for the ‘Northern Gateway’ project.
Mr McCartney has called for Kirklees Council’s Local Development Framework – the masterplan for local development – to be suspended.
He said: “Our ever decreasing countryside is under attack with little regard for local infrastructure, the actual need of the developments and most importantly, local wishes.”