A Herefordshire village has put forward plans for a new community sports pitch.

Ewyas Harold group parish council’s planning application (number 231859) proposes a multi-use games area (“MUGA”) and extension to the current car park at the borders village’s recreation ground.

The court’s porous coloured tarmac surface would be marked out for tennis, netball, basketball, hockey and five-a-side football, and would meet Sport England and Sport & Play Construction Association requirements, the application says.


This wide range of options “means there will be ways to engage everyone”, both children and adults, while it could also raise revenue for the village through being rented out to outside teams, while needing only “minimal” maintenance.

The 35 by 32-metre court would be enclosed by a three-metre-high mesh fence and would be screened from nearby houses by the existing sports pavilion.

Materials and labour for the construction would be sourced locally “as far as possible”, the parish’s application says.

The car park would meanwhile get another ten spaces, bringing it up to 40.

Comments on the application can be made until February 1.