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Allotments

Allotments

Have you thought about what benefits an allotment could bring to you, including eating freshly grown vegetables, exercise and fresh air?

We own and manage 427 allotments at five sites in Scunthorpe:

  • Buckingham Avenue
  • Bodmin Road
  • Healey Road
  • Somervell Road
  • Bottesford Lane (Wheatfields)

To determine if a plot is available at your preferred site use our online form:Apply for an allotment

Rental cost for a plot is £25 per year, or a half plot costs £12.50 per year and rent is payable when invoiced at the beginning of each financial year, usually mid April. A refundable deposit of £5 is also required for a key and you can also rent a cubicle (a small lock up for tools etc) at an additional cost of £8 per year.

What are people allowed to grow?

You can grow fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers.

Is there a waiting list for allotments?

Please bear in mind that due to popular demand, some sites have no allotments available. If this is the case you can ask to be added to the waiting list and we will contact you when a plot becomes available.

Currently there are vacant plots at our Westcliff site on Bodmin Road where there is no waiting list. Therefore it is possible you could rent a plot straight away after making your application.

What happens if I am accepted?

Once you have been allocated a plot you will need to sign a tenancy agreement before you will be given possession of the plot.

If you want to add a shed or glasshouse you must ask permission in writing; either by email or post. Design sheets are available for this purpose, which are enclosed with the tenancy agreement.

How can I apply for an allotment outside of Scunthorpe?

Sites outside Scunthorpe are usually managed by local town or parish councils. Please contact them directly for availability of allotments in your area.

Contact details

neighbourhoodservices@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297775

North Lincolnshire Council
Highways and Neighbourhood Services  
8-9 Billet Lane
Normanby Enterprise Park  
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 9YH

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30 to 4pm

Last updated: 12/04/2016
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