Protesters gathered outside Morley Town Hall to express their anger at plans to build over 7,000 homes in the area.
Around 200 residents and members of the Morley Against Reckless Construction group (MARC) came together on the town hall steps to show a united front against Leeds City Council’s plan, which is being considered by the planning inspector.
It is now hoped that just as many people will come out in force again at a meeting next Friday at Leeds Civic Hall.
Coun Wyn Kidger, who is treasurer of MARC, said: “The rally went really, really well.
“There were around 200 people who come along to hear people speak against the plans and show their support, which was fantastic.”
Coun Kidger said the group is now hoping just as many people support them again on Friday, October 11 when they plan to address the planning inspector at a hearing on the Local Development Framework (LDF) being held at Leeds Civic Hall at 9.30am.
The framework states that 74,000 more homes be built in the city by 2028 - with 7,200 of those coming from wider Morley.
Coun Kidger said: “We are now urging people to come along to show them once again that enough is enough with these proposals.
“If these plans are approved we will lose our identity.
“There will be no Morley, Gildersome and Drighlington, etc, we will be amalgamated into one.
“There will be no individual parts, no greenfields.
“We just can’t take anymore and we don’t want this building.”