Harrow could benefit from a new 3G sports pitch as the council seeks to address a lack of facilities in the borough.

The procurement of the artificial turf pitch, which would likely be built at the Bannister Sports Centre, in Uxbridge Road, will be discussed at a Harrow Council cabinet meeting tomorrow (March 14).

A council report notes that funding for the pitch would come from a Section 106 contribution agreed as part of the Harrow View West development.

Section 106 money is paid by developers to cover the cost of infrastructure in the areas where they build.

The report states this will balance the loss of football pitches to housing at the Kodak Sports Ground, which is around a mile from the Bannister Sports Centre.

There is also a push to provide more 3G pitches, since their all-weather qualities mean they can be used all-year round with less upkeep.

According to the report, the decision is part of the council’s ‘Building a Better Harrow’ campaign, which includes a desire to “support people to be healthy and our environment to be safe, clean and accessible”.

The council’s cabinet will also discuss whether alternative options – such as building the pitch at another site or scrap the scheme altogether – should be pursued.