Allotments are one of the keys to a civilized, secure and green future. Every allotment is a valuable resource to individuals and communities and they all should be preserved.
“In January 2015 the 27 remaining plot-holders learned that the council was making a new bid to build on the site. (AG, 7 February).
A Farm Terrace spokeswoman said: “I have been shocked by how easy the process of closure is, and the way in which allotments are open to attack from developers.
“I naively presumed that allotments were privy to some historic law, forbidding development on them.”
Gardeners at Farm Terrace put in a Freedom of Information Act request and learned that, between 2007 and 2013, the Government only turned down four applications out of 132 to close allotment sites.”
If You Haven’t Already, Please Sign The Petition At Link Below To Help Protect UK Allotment Sites – https://www.change.org/p/eric-pickles-secretary-of-state-for-communities-and-local-government-help-protect-the-uk-s-allotment-sites