Developers have submitted plans for hundreds of new homes on land next to one of Featherstone’s busiest roads.
Taylor Wimpey have applied to Wakefield Council for outline planning permission to build 450 properties on land between Pontefract road and Post Office Road.
The company is also seeking approval to build a new traffic light junction, a public open space and a wildlife habitat for voles.
Residents are expected to object to the scheme over fears that it will create traffic problems in the area, while the company claims it will create investment and job opportunities in the town.
Ben Coles, planning manager for Taylor Wimpey, said: “If our planning application is granted, a variety of jobs will also be created during the construction phase, which will bring additional spending in Featherstone and boost the economy.”
Local resident Peter Malpass said: “We are not very happy about this at all. The traffic is bad enough as it is and this will just make it worse.”