Mystery surrounds as to who brought down the Mytholmroyd wall - which only stood for a matter of hours.
Residents, who do not wish to be named, were outraged when a wall was constructed at Longfellow Court - which they believed was an access road to their properties.
The short-lived wall stood for no longer than 24 hours - being erected on Tuesday and fallen by Wednesday.
A builder, at the scene, who they claim would not disclose which firm he worked for, told a passer-by they had permission to build the wall and was doing so to protect the curtilage of the property.
Calderdale Council had received inquiries about the matter.
It was a not a public right of way, bringing the height of the wall into the matter.
Calderdale Council’s head of Planning and Highways, Geoff Willerton, said: “The pedestrian walkway from Longfellow Court in Mytholmroyd is not listed as a public right of way.
“Walls or fences only require planning permission if they are over one metre high when next to a highway, or over two metres high in any other case.
“A Planning Officer will shortly visit the site to check the height.”
But, the wall no longer stands but who took it down was not known, says a neighbour.
Residents feel that if the wall is erected again it will prevent older people, people with disabilities and people with pushchairs from accessing the lane, a swift route into the village.