Villagers are fighting plans to build 93 new homes.
Henlow Parish Council is objecting to the planning application by Gladman Developments requesting permission to build the homes off Langford Road in the village, next to Millennium Meadow.
The parish council’s planning committee held a public meeting on Monday, August 12 where villagers backed the council’s stance, taken after strong opposition was shown by people in Henlow.
A spokesman for the parish council said: “The parish council contacted all parishioners in the village asking them to indicate whether they supported or objected to the proposals.
“From the survey carried out the parish council has received a massively clear mandate to object.”
The council has objected to Central Beds Council on grounds that the proposed site is outside the village envelope and was not included in the Central Beds Local Development Framework (LDF).
The site, the parish council says, has also already been identified in the Henlow Green Infrastructure Plan as an extension of the Millennium Meadow westwards and northwards.
Villagers have been urged to object individually.