How do I go about getting an allotment?

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How do I go about getting an allotment?

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Many allotment sites only let plots to residents of a specific borough, neighbourhood or geographical area. You should start by contacting your local council to find out where the nearest allotment sites are. Next, the council will either allocate you a plot, or add your name to the waiting list if there are none available.

If you are unsuccessful, then you might consider contacting an adjoining borough.


Step One

Allotment size and cost -When taking on a plot, you should remember the average allotment space is approx 250sqm, and if you think that is too much for you to cope with on your own then ask if you can rent a half plot or share it with a friend.


Step Two

Allotment costs -Allotment costs vary from area to area according to the price of land. The average in the UK is between £30-£40 a year, but rents can be as high as £100 per annum, particularly in London.


Step Three

Types of allotment -There are three types of allotment, and the status will affect your rights. They are:-Statutory allotments which cannot be sold or used for other purposes without the consent of the Secretary of State. -Temporary allotments that are not protected from disposal. -Privately owned land that is let for use as allotments but not protected from disposal.


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