CAMPAIGNERS who battled to stop junk food being sold outside two Colne Valley schools have won their fight.
An application to sell hotdogs and other fast food to pupils outside Colne Valley High and Linthwaite Ardron Junior and Infant, both in Church Lane, has been scrapped.
It was feared that children would be able to leave the schools at lunchtime and snack on unhealthy food.
Parents, governors and teachers at both schools were outraged that all their hard work to get the youngsters eating healthy food could be wasted.
But Kirklees councillors - who were to meet on Monday to discuss the plans - have been told the plans have been withdrawn by the would-be vendor, who was hoping to sell the food from an ice cream van.
At a meeting last month councillors decided they did not have the power to reject the application simply because fast food would be on sale.
But they asked for more time to investigate safety fears.
Since then the vendor has called off the application.
Cynthia Osbourne, a governor at Linthwaite Ardon, said she was delighted.
She added: "Everyone is really pleased with the news we will not be having unhealthy food on sale outside our school.
"It seems ridiculous after all the work we have done to encourage young people to eat more healthy food we would ruin it by serving up junk.
"But it seems the pressure that was put on the vendor and the council has paid off. Whether it would have been passed or not it is difficult to say now.
"But I suppose it could have been turned down for road safety reasons.
"And I am sure there were also concerns about litter."