Campaigners are gearing up for another battle with developers over a greenfield site in Drighlington.
The proposal, from house builder Miller Homes, could see a green field site ripped up to provide 47 houses and flats on land just off King Street.
The planning application proposes two and three storey detached, townhouse and semi-detached houses, including affordable housing, as well as flats and is holding a public consultation before a full planning application is submitted to Leeds City Council.
Coun Bob Gettings, who has joined campaigners, said: “This is a speculative and unnecessary development on a green field site. “It is particularly unnecessary in Drighlington where development on brown field sites, such as that at Drakes Extrusions off Whitehall Road, remain stalled.
“This green field site contributes in a positive way to the village of Drighlington and we will be opposing it.”
Coun Gettings said that villagers are concerned that the planned road into the development finishes facing into the fields, which makes it possible for further development on the green fields of Drighlington.
Campaigners also say that local schools are full to capacity and that traffic congestion, especially around Drighlington bypass, is already a significant problem.
Coun Gettings said: “We will be talking to our colleagues on Drighlington Parish council and other residents to encourage them to join our campaign.
“It is essential we do all we can to prevent the loss of this precious green field site.”