A SCOUT hut and community centre now being built has upset people living nearby.
Residents of Moorside Avenue at Crosland Moor say the £483,000 centre, which is expected to open on November 21, could bring chaos to their road.
The centre could be in use six days a week and the protesters say that because there are not enough parking spaces the street could be blighted with traffic and parking problems.
Now they are to submit a petition to Kirklees Council asking for permit-only parking on the street.
Valerie Walmsley said: “I don’t mind what they do, but we agreed it was going to be a Scout hut, not a community centre.
“Quickly the plans changed. It could be open 12½ hours a day, six days a week.
“Our street is only 11½ft wide. People are going to be squashing into our parking spaces because they’re not providing enough parking spaces for the number of people using the centre,’’ Ms Walmsley added.
“The road’s going to be blocked with traffic and parked cars. It’s going to make people’s lives miserable. It’s going to turn a quiet road into a menagerie and it’s not what we agreed on.”
Another resident Andrew Morris said: “We’re going to have to put up with this all week. We want a meeting with highways.”
Philip Hayhurst, District Commissioner for Huddersfield South West scouts, said that over the years they had shown the public the plans.
He added: “We appreciate it’s going to be a problem, but we’re trying to do everything we can to alleviate that problem. We’re doing everything to move our cars off the road.
“When we were going through the planning stage we never got any real objections.
“The avenue has always been a problem. That’s why it should be one way. There have been arguments about that for years.
“We’ve always tried to play ball and if residents want to meet me and discuss it I’d be very happy to do that.”
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “The site provides a long-term community facility and will not detriment highway safety, residential and visual amenity or the character of the surrounding area.”
He said the council would consider meeting residents to discuss concerns and would also consider applications for permit-only parking.