Have you thought of the benefits an allotment could bring you, including eating freshly grown vegetables, exercise and fresh air?
North Lincolnshire Council owns and manages a total of 411 allotments at a number of sites within Scunthorpe. Sites outside Scunthorpe are usually managed by the local town or parish council.
Sites in Scunthorpe
- Buckingham Avenue
- Bodmin Road
- Healey Road
- Somervell Road
- Bottesford Lane (Wheatfields)
What is an allotment?
The average allotment is a plot of land comprising of 300sq yards (or 253 sq m). Each plot is rented at £23.60 per annum, or £11.80 for a half plot payable when invoiced at the beginning of each financial year usually mid April. A £5 refundable deposit is also required for a key.
On your allotment you can grow fruit and vegetables or plants and flowers.
What do I do now?
- Contact Neighbourhood Services, either by phone (01724 297775), in person or via our online application form to determine if a plot is available at your preferred site. Some sites are in particular demand and a waiting list does exist, but you can be added to the list and be contacted when a plot is available for you.
- Once you have been allocated a plot you must sign a tenancy agreement before your possession of the plot can be granted.
- If you wish to add a shed or glasshouse you must seek permission in writing to John Bailey (Allotment Supervisor). Design sheets are available for this purpose and are enclosed with your tenancy agreement.
If you would like further details please contact Neighbourhood Services on 01724 297775.
Other sites in North Lincolnshire
Some of the Town and Parish Councils provide allotments outside Scunthorpe. Please contact them directly for details of provision in your area.
At present there are no allotments available. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please call 01724 297775.