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Allotments are a great way to be active, socialise and grow fruit and vegetables. There are 14 allotment sites across Redditch that cover approximately 37 acres.
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.
Please get in touch and we will be able to point you in the right direction.
- Apply for an allotment
- Pay for your allotment
- List of allotment sites
- Approved Structures
- Contact us
Apply for an allotment
Please be advised that all of our sites have a waiting list.
You can find our prices and concessionary rates below.
Please take a moment to read the agreement before applying. Here is a example copy of our tenancy agreement.
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
Here are the current prices, including for water and Active Redditch Card concessionary rates, for our allotments.
Here's how to get an Active Redditch Card.
List of allotment sites
Here's the list of our allotment sites. The majority of the allotment sites are managed by allotment associations. These local committee structures help to manage local issues, such as security.
- Astwood Bank Allotments Site Location, Feckenham Road, B96 6DE
- Beoley Road Allotments Site Location, Beoley Road East, B98 8PD
- Bridge Street Allotments Site Location, Bridge Street, B97 6HH
- Church Hill Allotments Site Location, Marlfield Lane/ Papermill Drive, B98 8QJ
- Dolphin Road Allotments Site Location, Rear of Dolphin Road, B98 8JJ
- Greenlands Allotments Site Location, Rear of South Redditch Sports & Social Club, B98 7RS
- Lodge Park Allotments Site Location, Collison Close, B98 7LW
- Matchborough Allotments Site Location, Claybrook Drive (Opposite Mill Hill Road) B98 0BL
- Sandpitts Allotments Site Location, Bentley Close, B97 4PU
- Sillins Avenue Allotments Site Location, Sandon Close (rear of Sillins Ave) B98 8JX
- Tilehouse Allotments Site Location, Next to St Lukes First School/ Plymouth Road B97 4NU
- Walkwood Allotments Site Location, Walkwood Road, B97 5NU
- Webheath Allotments Site Location, Bromsgrove Road- B97 4NH
- Winyates Green Allotments Site Location, Furze Lane- B98 0SE
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.