Harrow Council to vote on Barnet ground move
Article by Jaybee
Updated Sunday, 15th July 2012
Final decision to be made on Thursday
Barnet FC look as though they will begin season 2013/14 playing at the Hive in Camrose Avenue after Harrow council officials recommended that the council approves a plan for the club to move to be able to play football league matches at the site in Canons Park.
Council officer have recommended that Barnet FC are ‘given initial approval to play matches in the playing fields for ten years’, according to a report in the Harrow Times.
The final decision will be made on 19th July (this coming Thursday), but council officials have already said that they expect that if the club do move to Canon’s Park that it will have a positive effect on the local economy and the local community.
The club have already announced previously that this coming season, 2012/13, will the club’s final season at Underhill, their homes since 1907.
Barnet Mad understands that the club would have planning permission for a main stand with a capacity of 2,400 on the tube line side; a 900 seat stand on the main building side and the two ends to hold 1,100 people each. This would give the ground a capacity of 5,500. Clearly after Thursday’s meeting, the club and supporters should have a clearer idea about details concerning the Hive and about the timescale for the building of Barnet’s new home in Harrow.