A SUNDAY market will run 40 times a year in the middle of Holmfirth.
It will operate from next spring on the Towngate car park, next to the bus station.
Councillors gave the go-ahead despite a storm of protest from town traders and residents.
Campaigners were angered by the loss of more than 30 town centre parking spaces normally available to shops and services on Sundays.
But Kirklees Council's area planning sub-committee heard the attraction will boost tourism.
Tory councillor Royston Rogers said: "I'm in favour of anything that can increase the number of visitors to Holmfirth."
The council received more than 90 letters of objection, backed by a 550-name petition. Only six letters supported the Towngate market, which has already had a trial run.
Holme Valley Parish Council also rejected the scheme and suggested three alternative sites, including the town's market hall.