A MAJOR sports plan for a part of Huddersfield has been unveiled.
Lib Dem councillors have revealed their £200,000 proposal for the Leeds Road corridor.
The list of potential activities includes abseiling at Dalton Bank, canoeing on the River Colne and cycling in The Riddings wood between Sheepridge and Deighton.
There are also proposals to extend the use of the nature reserve at Dalton Bank.
Dalton Lib Dem Councillor Rochelle Parchment helped draw up the list.
She said: “I am very pleased with the scope of the plans. There is a lot of potential along the corridor for outdoor leisure and recreational activities and it would be excellent to see the natural resources there put to better use.”
Clr Parchment believes the Leeds Road corridor plans would encourage more people to be active.
She said: “I think we need to set up as many leisure options for young people as we possibly can. Lots of young people aren’t into traditional sports like football and athletics and sadly these are the people who tend to lose interest in physical activities at an early age.
“But if the options of orienteering and canoeing were there for them we might help to keep these groups engaged.
“This would benefit them in terms of health and personal development and it would also help the local community.”
The list of potential activities was discussed at Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield South Area Committee on Tuesday.