Allotments

Thinking of growing your own vegetables, fruits or herbs? Hull City Council owns over 1,800 allotments across 22 allotment sites around the city. Although some sites still have very long waiting lists we also now have sites with vacancies or short waiting lists. Please enquire on a site by site basis for waiting list details. 

For those sites with waiting lists - customers can request to go on the waiting list, however timescales cannot be given for when plots may become available.

After submitting a request you will be added automatically and you will only receive contact from the Allotment Office when they have progressed to the top of the list and a plot has become available.

 All our sites are fenced and most have access to water.

Charges

  • a statutory plot of 250 metre squared  costs £63.40 per year payable in April of each year. Concessions are available at £49.50
  • there is an £8 charge for water per plot per year (this is added to the yearly bill)
  • a refundable deposit of £20 is payable for a key to access the site

Who can apply and how

Anyone can apply for an allotment. The person signing the tenancy agreement must be over 18 and reside within Hull.

Due to the increasing popularity of allotment gardening, all sites in Hull currently have waiting lists. To register your interest and have your name added to a waiting list, please complete the form below.

Please use the online forms to manage your Allotment, fill in the forms to -

  • apply for an Allotment
  • transfer your Allotment
  • add a co-worker to your Allotment
  • terminate your Allotment
  • apply for a rent reduction - a rent reduction requires you to attach supporting evidence

Allotment sites in Hull

Site Number of plots Site Number of plots
Albert Cottage (Kenilworth Avenue) 97 National Avenue 97
Bilton Grove 44 Newland Avenue 245
Bude Road 74 Noddle Hill Way 65
Calvert Road 67 Oak Road 68
Clough Road 94 Perth Street 98
County Road 111 Pickering Road 109
Edgecumbe Street 35 Portobello Street 44
Field Street 4 Richmond Street 36
Gipsyville 73 Sutton / Leads Road 81
Lamorna Avenue 80 Wansbeck Road 37
Marfleet Lane 66    

New Tenants

When plots become vacant they will be allocated to customers who are currently on the appropriate waiting list and a site plan and application form will be sent out to you in the post.

Customers are then requested to visit the plot and complete and return their application to the team.

Two tenancy agreements will then be sent to the customer. One for the customer to keep and the second one to be signed and returned to the Allotment Team. A key for the site will then be available on payment of a deposit, which is £5 for Perth Street and £20 for all other sites. No rental is required at this time as an appropriate bill will be sent out 2-3 weeks from signing the tenancy agreement. Annual bills are sent out in April.

Deposits are refundable when the keys are returned (unless outstanding rent is due on an allotment). Faulty or damaged keys are exchanged free of charge and lost keys are subject to an additional deposit.

Applying for a concession

Concessions must be applied for annually between 1 January and 31st March.
Concessions are available for:

  • senior citizens (60+)
  • students
  • disabled
  • unemployed or in receipt of benefit (including housing benefit)

Senior citizens are already registered for their concession. Letters and applications are sent to customers to remind them of this process. You will need to provide recent proof of the concession. Acceptable proofs include:

  • benefit award letter
  • blue badge
  • bus pass
  • coloured Social Services card
  • valid NUS Student card

Community Allotments

If you are interested in growing your own fruit or vegetables but don't want to manage an allotment on your own, why not get involved in a community allotment.

With Environmental and Management Solutions Ltd (EMS), we work with landowners and the community to identify unused pieces of land and turn them into a green space. 

The allotments involve all local people such as -

  • families
  • community groups
  • gardeners
  • old and young

to develop their own grow your own projects, learn how to grow their own food and enjoy the land. 

For more information about community allotments telephone EMS on 01482 709 810, email info@emsyorkshire.co.uk

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