RESIDENTS have vowed to fight housing plans in Scissett.
Developers Persimmon want to build 92 bungalows and two-bedroom houses on land behind Scissett swimming baths off Wakefield Road.
The Rev Phil Reynolds, chairman of campaign group Save Our Scissett, said: "We want to keep villages rural.
"We have considerable concerns about environmental issues, there are issues with traffic and to have many extra houses would put pressure on our schools.
"If this goes ahead, more planning applications could follow."
Permission was given in 2000 for 92 three and four-bedroom houses to be built on the greenfield site by Oakes Estates.
However, new planning regulations required brownfield sites to be developed first so the plans stalled.
Former Oakes Estates managing director Melvyn Bulieu is now working with Persimmon and Wakefield housing association Chevin Housing on submitting an amended application for the new plans.
The application is still in the name of Oakes Estates, but the firm is not involved.
Mr Bulieu's Huddersfield firm Mintearn owns part of the site and Lord Savile owns the rest.
Some of the houses will be privately owned but some would be rented out by Chevin, to tenants from Kirklees Council housing lists.
Chevin would sell others to first time buyers at 75% of the market value.
Mr Bulieu said: "Hopefully we can help first time buyers on to the property ladder."
Mr Bulieu said the development would benefit Scissett.
He said £1 million would be paid to the council for an access route to the site, which would cut through the baths car park.
A new car park would be built and the £1 million would have to be spent on the baths - which were paid for in the 1920s by miners but are now owned by a Kirklees Council- run trust.
Mr Bulieu said traffic safety measures would be introduced and money would be pumped into education services to help cope with the increase.
Save Our Scissett vowed to fight the move like it fought a previous attempt by Oakes Estates to build 300 houses and a supermarket on the site in 1999.
Mrs Josephine Hall, vice-chairman of Save Our Scissett, said she was concerned about how association tenants would be chosen.
She said: "We don't want it turning into a suburb.
"Sometimes people who aren't local come in, they aren't always happy here and that is when you start getting problems."