Allotment Sites

Watlington Parish Council provides 2 allotment sites to residents;

  • Paige Close: 21 full size plots (some which have been split into 2) with a secure water supply and parking.
  • Britton Close: with 5 smaller plots.

 

If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list, please email the Clerk with your name, address and telephone number.

 

The yearly rental charge for both sites is £15.00 for a half plot or £30.00 for a full plot payable yearly and at a proportionate rent for any part of the year over which the Tenancy may extend. The rent will be reviewed if the Leaseholder’s site rent is reviewed. An additional charge will be included in the rental for water charges (Clause 13).

The agreement is subject to the Allotments Act 1908-1950; to any Regulations endorsed to or on this Agreement; and to the following conditions:

1 The Rent shall be paid on the First day of April in any year. There will be charges during the year for a share of the water costs.

2 The Tenant shall cause the land to be used for Allotment Gardens only (that is to say wholly or mainly for the production of flowers or vegetable or fruit crops for consumption by the Tenant and his/her family) and for no other purpose; any and all Tenants to keep plots clean and free from weeds and in a good state of cultivation and fertility and in good condition.

3 The Tenant shall not cause any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier of any other Allotment garden, or obstruct any path set out by the Leaseholder for the use of occupiers of the Allotment Gardens. No bonfires will be allowed.

4 It shall be a condition of an Allotment letting agreement that Tenants shall not underlet, assign, or part with possession of the Allotment Garden or of any part thereof without express written consent of the Leaseholder who, for the purpose of this Agreement is, and shall remain, the Landlord Paramount.

5 The tenant shall not, without express written consent of the Landlord Paramount, cut or prune any timber or other tree or take, sell or carry away any mineral, sand, clay or earth.

6 The Tenant shall not keep any livestock on the allotment other than up to 10 chickens (not roosters).

7 The Tenant shall keep every hedge which forms part of the boundary of the Allotment Gardens properly cut and trimmed, shall keep all ditches properly cleansed and maintained, and shall keep in repair any other fences and any other gates and sheds on the Allotment Gardens.

8  Tenant shall not use any barbed wire or razor wire for a fence adjoining any path set out by the Leaseholder for the use of the occupiers of the Allotment Gardens.

9 The Tenant shall not, without the express written consent of the Landlord Paramount, erect any building on the Allotment Garden, except buildings erected pursuant to section 12 Allotment Act 1950; and shall be responsible for removal of any building on or before expiry of the Tenancy. Any shed or greenhouse must not exceed 1.83m (6ft) in length and 1.22 m (4ft) in width and 2.14m (7ft) in height without the express written permission of the Leaseholder.

10 As regards the Allotment Gardens:  the Tenant shall observe and carry out any and all conditions and covenants contained in the Lease; and any and all conditions which bind the Leaseholder and contained in the Head Lease.

11 The Tenancy of the Allotment Garden shall terminate whenever any Tenancy or Right of Occupation of the Leaseholder shall terminate.

It may also be terminated by the Landlord Paramount by re-entry on to the land after one months’ notice:

11.1 if the Rent is in arrears for not fewer than 40 days; OR

11.2 where the Tenant is not duly observing and/or carrying out the terms of the Tenancy; OR

11.3 where the Tenant becomes bankrupt or compounds with creditors.

The Tenancy may also be terminated by the Leaseholder, or by the Tenant, by the giving of twelve (12) months previous notice in writing; such notice to expire not later than March 25th (Lady Day) or not earlier than September 29th (Michaelmas) in any year. By virtue of Section 1 (1)(e) Allotment Act 1922 the date of expiry of notice must not fall between Lady Day and Michaelmas.

12 The Tenant shall pay any Stamp Duty on this Agreement. Stamp Duty is not payable unless the Agreement is for longer than 7 years and exceeds £100.

13 (Paige Close Only) The Tenant shall pay an equal portion of the annual water charges for the site, based on the number of plots. Currently £10 per annum or a proportion thereof depending on plot size. This will be in addition to the annual rental. No sprinklers to be used. Be considerate of other plot holders when using hosepipe.

14 Vehicles are only allowed to use the track way beyond the small parking area on the allotment site for the express purpose of delivery to and collection from the Tenants plot. No vehicles will be allowed overnight on the site or to park anywhere other than in the parking area. The Tenant must not block any driveway or vehicular access point in Paige Close and must not park on the shingle area just before the site entrance.

15 The Tenant shall not object to any application made by the Landlord for planning permission to develop the site on the grounds that the site is used as allotments. Provided this clause shall not prevent the Tenant from making objections to a planning application on other grounds.

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