A GROUP of youngsters are fighting council plans to destroy a treehouse they have built at Mirfield.
The teenagers, from Dewsbury and Mirfield, built the treehouse during the Easter holidays.
They spent hours creating the hideout on the canalside at the bottom of Mirfield Cricket Club's grounds on Huddersfield Road.
But Kirklees Council officers do not approve of the teenagers' handiwork and have said the treehouse must be demolished as soon as possible for health and safety reasons.
The teenagers - and their parents - have vowed to fight the demolition order.
Susan Barker's son Danny, 15, was involved in building the treehouse.
Mrs Barker, of St Paul's Road, Eastthorpe, said: "There will be a protest.
"They have not done anything wrong. They are not out robbing old ladies or hanging around on street corners.
"Unless you have plenty of money there is nothing for them to do in Mirfield."
Jacky Rhodes, of Ravensthorpe, has two sons, Dean, 15, and Darrol, seven.
Both use the treehouse.
Mrs Rhodes said: "It is well built and they have spent hours on it.
"I would rather them be doing this than be sat at home using their Playstation."
A council spokesman confirmed there were concerns about the treehouse and it would be taken down.