PLANS are being made to set up a temporary youth centre in Dalton.
Jermaine Coore, a teenager from Crossfields in Dalton, approached the Dalton, Rawthorpe and Moldgreen Regeneration group (Dram), with the idea of running activities for teenagers in the area.
Jermaine and Dram met Kirklees Council, which agreed to let the centre be set up in an empty council maisonette at 33 Harp Inge.
The centre will go under the name of the Dalton Mother Children and Youth Group.
Some of the activities proposed by Jermaine include cookery classes, activities for younger teenagers and music composing and mixing.
Trained youth and children's workers will run the courses. The project would be paid for by Dram.
A planning application for the change of use from a home to youth centre has been submitted to Kirklees and a decision is expected next month.
Ray Ram, Kirklees's housing officer in Dalton, said the youth centre would be a temporary venue until a new £1.6m sports and community centre is built by Dram at Moldgreen Amateur Rugby League Club soon.
He added: "There will be groups established through the youth centre that will use the Dram centre.
"The Dram centre isn't here yet, but we have a need on the estate.
"The idea is to identify groups and individuals who will use the Dram centre and let them use the maisonette in the meantime."
Mr Ram said plans were in the very early stages, but the temporary youth centre is expected to be up and running by next spring.