Renting an allotment

Q1: Are there any vacant plots?
Q2: How much does an allotment cost?
Q3: What is the standard size of an allotment plot?
Q4: What is a rod?


Q1: Are there any vacant plots?

We currently have open waiting lists for the following sites: Commercial Road, Groveley Road and Oakhall. You can apply for an allotment site using the online form.

Q2: How much does an allotment cost?

The cost varies depending on whether the allotment site has piped water or not. With piped water: £14.50 per 25m2 (rod), without piped waters: £11.50 per 25m2 (rod). The deposit for a key is £20. There is a discount of 50% available to the over 60's if they are residents of the Borough.

Q3: What is the standard size of an allotment plot?

The size of our plots can vary from site to site, however, the standard plot size is five rods.

Q4: What is a rod?

A rod is a unit of measurement traditionally used for allotment plots. Five rods is approx. 126sqm 10 rods is approx. 253sqm