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How to apply for an allotment within King's Lynn

Allotment sites

Renting an allotment is an inexpensive way of getting gardening space to grow fruit, vegetables and plants.

We have 557 plots within King's Lynn. Without a town council, the responsibility to manage the allotment stock falls to us. Allotments in village areas fall to the respective parish council to manage.

We directly manage several allotment sites within the un-parished area of King's Lynn. These are:

  • Curtis Field
  • Gaywood
  • Ouse Avenue
  • Wardles Chase
  • Ferry Road
  • Seven Sisters
  • Turbus Road

You can view our King's Lynn allotment locations map at the bottom of the page.

There are also 5 sites that are managed by Allotment Associations. These are:

  • Drakes Field
  • Winfarthing Avenue
  • Old Gala Ground
  • Sharpins Field
  • North Lynn

How much will an allotment cost?

Allotment rents are calculated per m2. The present rate is £0.14 per m2. The rent increases are as follows:

  • from 1 April 2018 will be £0.21 per m2
  • from 1 April 2019 will be £0.28 per m2

Thereafter, the rents will increase in line with inflation.

Rents are charged annually. No refunds are given if tenancies are terminated by either party. All invoices must be paid within 40 days of issue.

Apply for an allotment

To be added to our allotment waiting list you must:

  • be over 18 years of age
  • be resident within the un-parished area of King's Lynn (those living within the parishes of the greater King's Lynn area should contact their parish council)
  • not already have an allotment in another area of our borough
  • not have any outstanding debts with us (we'll check this when you apply)

Allotments are allocated on a first come first serve basis. You can't reserve the right for any particular plot within a site.

To apply for an allotment please complete our online application form.

To apply for an allotment you'll need:

  • your email address
  • your preferred location

Apply for an allotment

Registering a co-worker

You can register one co-worker to assist you on your plot. This person will be offered the plot ahead of the waiting list should you decide to give the plot up. The co-worker must also fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Permissions for structures

You are not permitted to install or erect without written permission from us. Applications to install or erect a structure must be accompanied by a specification of the proposed structure and include dimensions.

Each allotment plot is restricted to one shed, one greenhouse or poly tunnel, and a fruit cage each of which not to exceed the following sizes*

*all sizes are in metres

Structure Length Width Height Depth Area
Greenhouse/Polytunnel 3.7 2.5 2 (eaves) / 2.6 (ridge) N/A 9.25 m2
Fruit cages 3.7 2.5 2 N/A 9.25 m2
Shed 2.5 1.8 2 (eaves) / 2.6 (ridge) N/A 4.5 m2
Pond       0.5 3.0 m2
Hen house 2.7 1.8 2 (eaves) / 2.6 (ridge) N/A 4.8 m2
Hen run 3.6 3.6 2 N/A 3.0 m2
Rabbit hutch 2.5 1.2 1 N/A 3.0 m2
Rabbit run 2 2 1.2 N/A 4.0 m2

Termination of tenancy

You can terminate your tenancy at any time free of charge. You must return your plot to us in a reasonable condition and in compliance with the allotment rules. You must also return any keys issued, or any keys to padlocks that you have installed.

Any waste, debris, materials or other items that could not be used by the next tenant that have not been cleared from the plot by the termination date, will be disposed of by us. The costs will be recharged to you. Any livestock that is not removed from the plot by the termination date will be reported as neglected by us to the RSPCA.