Apply for a change to your allotment including permission to build a structure and adding a co-worker
What changes can you apply for?
You can apply for:
- a co-worker to assist you on your plot
- permission to build a structure on your plot
- permission to have livestock
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 can ask to install or erect a structure on your allotment. But you must have 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
|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|
|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|
You can apply to keep hens and rabbits (cockerels are not allowed) on your allotment. And under some circumstances you may be able to keep bees. If we grant you permission we expect you to care for the livestock by visiting the allotment twice a day. To find out more, please read our livestock guidance notes within our allotment rules document.
Apply for a change
You can ask permission for a structure, livestock, or a co-worker on your plot using our online form.
To apply for a change to your allotment you'll need:
- your allotments location
- your plot number