PLANS for a new community centre in Silkstone that will be paid for by locals have been approved by the council.

The scout hut on Silkstone Recreation Ground will be demolished to make way for a new community centre that will house the scouts, cubs, guides and brownies as well as the Marie Penrose School of Dance.

A number of other groups have already expressed an interest in using the new centre - which will have two activity rooms and a meeting room - including Zumba, judo, aerobics and a local history group.

Silkstone Parish Council will fund the building of the centre which will then be leased out to groups wishing to use it through a management committee.

The planning report said: "The scouts, guides, brownies, cubs and dance group have spent a number of years fundraising for the proposed new building. The existing facility is out dated and the demand for booking cannot be met with existing space."