Allotments and fees
Allotments – Coronavirus (COVID-19
Our allotments have remained open for tenants to visit as part of their daily exercise however, we would ask you to visit for as shorter time as possible and observe some guidance when visiting. Please check our service update page for more.
Details of the changes can be found on our services webpage
Braintree District Council runs 11 allotment sites within the district with over 300 plots in active cultivation.
To find out the allotment locations please view the Council's Allotment locations online directory.
At the present time all the Council's sites have waiting lists with approximate waiting times between 1 to 2 years - although this varies from site to site, as some sites will have tenants for all plots.
Please fill in the Allotment waiting list form if you would like to be added to the waiting list, if you wish to be removed from any waiting list please email [email protected], once a plot becomes available and you are next in line you will be contact via email or letter and given two chances to respond before we offer the plot to the next on the waiting list.
Braintree District Council's rules for having an allotment are found in the Tenancy Agreement which is issued at the start of the tenancy. If you wish to erect a structure or a shed onto your allotment plot, please email in your plot details and information about the structure including sizes to [email protected], and we will respond with an approval.
We aim to inspect the allotment sites twice a year (Spring and late Summer) to assess if they are being used correctly and will issue letters and warnings if plots are un-tidy or un-cultivated, if the plot is not worked after the letters then the tenant is issued with a 30 day notice of termination and after this time period the plot can then be offered out.
If you have any allotment enquiries please contact the Parks Team on 01376 332326 or email [email protected]
How much an allotment costs
The current full-rate charge for an allotment plot is 43p per square metre - for an average sized plot of 126.5 sq m, this equates to £54.39 per year. Please note that our prices will increase from the 1st April each year.
How you pay
You will be invoiced on a yearly basis every August and will be notified of any price increases.
Invoices can be paid via online payments
To view images of the 11 allotment sites in the district please visit our allotment gallery.
Allotment FAQ section
If you have any questions regarding allotment sites please visit the Braintree District Council's allotment FAQ section. You will also be able to ask any questions that are not in the FAQ section.