Allotments are a great way of keeping fit as well as giving you the chance to meet new friends and grow fresh produce!
You can rent one of our 440 allotment plots across eight sites. All sites have water.
- Things to consider
- Apply for an allotment
- Pay for your allotment
- List of allotment sites
- Allotment prices
- Approved Structures
Things to consider
- You must be resident in the district to rent an allotment from us
- You may also be able to rent an allotment off your local parish council
- If you've got a big load of allotment waste you can have it collected by our bulky waste collection service.
- Existing customers are invoiced every October for the forthcoming year.
Apply for an allotment
All of our allotment sites have a waiting list. Please note when you submit your application you will be added to the waiting list for a 12 month period. If you have a desire to remain on the list you will have to reapply for a further 12months.
You can find our prices below.
Please take a moment to read the agreement before applying Here is an example of our allotment tenancy agreement
To apply please complete our online application
As a Local Authority we collect, hold and process information supplied by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act, to allow us to provide services effectively. You can find out more regarding this and our privacy notice here.
Pay for your allotment
There are three ways you can pay for your allotment:
Press here to make debit or credit card payments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Press here to make debit or credit card payments over the telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Customer Service Centre
Press here for up to date opening times, locations, and accepted payment methods at our customer service centres.
List of allotment sites
- Watt Close, Bromsgrove (behind Sanders Park)
- Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove (next to the Princess of Wales Hospital)
- Newton Road, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove
- Stoke Road, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove
- Roundhill, Lickey End, Bromsgrove (Located off Staple Flats)
- Stoneybridge, Fairfields, (Located off Maderley Road)
- Pool Furlong, Clent.
- Rigby Lane Allotments, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove
Fees and charges for allotments can be found here
Prices include water.
Putting up Sheds, Greenhouses, Poly Tunnels and other Structures
You may put up a shed and other temporary structures, such as greenhouses, poly tunnels, water containers or compost containers. These structures must not take up more than a quarter of your plot in total. You should keep all structures well maintained and in good condition.
You are allowed to have one shed on your plot and either a greenhouse or a poly tunnel.
Where possible, put structures at the rear of your allotment plot or as directed by your Allotment Association, Redditch Borough Council or Bromsgrove District Council.
A gap of at least 60 centimetres (2 feet) should be left between any structure and the boundary fence of any private garden alongside the allotment.
You should not build structures with permanent foundations. Sheds or greenhouses may be supported on temporary foundations that are a maximum of 22 centimetres (9”) deep and laid dry (eg the structures should be placed on a slabbed base or gravel base but not affixed to the ground or the base by means of fixings or by driving posts into the ground). No sub-ground foundations shall be permitted.
Excluding green houses and poly tunnels, the structure shall be finished in mid/dark green/brown or black in colour using paint or approved wood preservative
For the avoidance of doubt, any structures which do not fall within the criteria set out on this page you may require an application for planning
permission in addition to Landlord Consent. This includes any desire to erect more than 2 structures on an allotment plot or to erect
structures other than sheds, greenhouses, polytunnels or livestock houses, pens and runs.
If a structure on your plot doesn’t meet the conditions set out here, the Council or Allotment Association may ask you to take it down and you will have 30 days to do this in line with your tenancy agreement.
You are allowed to have one shed up to 3 metres by 2.4 metres and 2.6m high (10’ by 8’ by 8’6”).
Construction and materials
Your shed can be made from a kit, in metal or timber.
Alternatively, you can build your own shed from clean sawn wood. Your shed must be made from a wooden structure, with or without
window of glass or clear plastic, for the storage of gardening equipment and tools only. Chimneys are not permitted and sheds should not be made from hazardous substances/materials
Your shed should have guttering connected to a water container sunk into the ground.
Your greenhouse cannot exceed 19ft long x 9ft wide and 8ft 6ins overall height.
Greenhouses should be with transparent walls and/or roof, of glass or sheets of clear plastic for the cultivation and protection of plants under controlled conditions including conditions in which temperature and humidity can be controlled. Thin polythene sheeting is not allowed.
A polytunnel can be up to 6 metres by 3 metres (20 feet x 10 feet). Poly Tunnels should be made of polythene-covered frame under which seedlings or other plants are grown outdoors.
Water containers and compost containers
Compost containers can be up to 1.2 metres by 1.8 metres by 0.76 metres in height (4' x 6' x 2'6"). They can be made from wood or mesh or from an approved manufactured design.
Livestock House or Pen
Shall mean any structure constructed of timber or purpose-made pre-formed plastic for the purposes of the keeping, sleeping, feeding or nesting of chickens, rabbits or other permitted livestock. Cockerels are not permitted.
Shall mean any structure which enables permitted livestock to exercise outside of the Livestock House, or Pen and which is constructed of timber and chicken wire netting.
Compost containers on individual plots
Pre-constructed plastic compost containers should be in mid/dark green/brown or grey/black in colour and should not be sunk into the ground.
Handmade or wooden composting containers shall be finished in mid/dark green/brown or black in colour using paint or wood preservative, and shall be no greater than 92cm wide x 92cm deep x 92cm high (3’wide x 3’deep x 3high).
There shall be no more than 5 pre-constructed plastic or wooden compost containers for each allotment plot. For the avoidance of doubt, any compost containers or facilities which do not fall within the criteria set out above may require an application for planning permission.
Water butts on individual allotment plots.
Water butts shall be in mid/dark green/brown or grey/black in colour and should not be sunk into the ground. The maximum capacity should not exceed 1200 litres each. There shall be no more than 3 water butts for each allotment plot.
For the avoidance of doubt, any water butts which do not fall within the criteria set out above may require an application for planning
Water containers that are used, they can only be used for rain water harvesting, and must not be filled via hose pipes.
Tenants must not have more than one fruit cage on the Allotment Plot and should not exceed 2 meters in height.
If you are wishing to have a structure that exceeds the above specifications, you will need to seek planning permission and fill in our supplementary application form.
Please get in touch and we will be able to point you in the right direction.