If you are 18 or over and live in Basingstoke and Deane you can apply for one of our allotments.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a great way of exercising and staying healthy, meeting new people and getting involved in your community and it could save you money too.
Allotments also help to protect the environment. They can be a habitat for wildlife such as birds, insects and small animals, and the use of practices including composting and rainwater harvesting are encouraged. The use of hosepipes is not allowed on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council owned allotments.
Allotment plots can vary in size but as a guide a full plot is 250 square metres (10 rods) and a half plot is 125 square metres (5 rods).
The annual costs for 2023/24 are:
We are only accepting new applications from one person per household. Due to the length of the current waiting list, if you already have an allotment in Basingstoke we can't accept any further applications from you.
We have a very long waiting list and you could be waiting between four to five years for an allotment plot on the majority of sites.
At the following sites it is estimated that based on turnover the waiting time is currently 10 years or more:
Applicants who have been waiting the longest are the first to be offered a vacant plot. This may not always be the site that they have originally chosen - it depends on where the vacancies are. Applicants are entitled to refuse an offer if it is not their preferred site without prejudice to any future offers.
It is also important to note that even if an applicant is at the top of the list for their preferred site, the plot may be offered to another applicant, if they are in the same postal district and have been waiting longer. This policy ensures priority is always given to those who have been waiting the longest.
We do not provide details of where you are on the waiting list. When you reach the top and an allotment becomes available you will be contacted.
Please only contact us after application if you wish to be removed from the waiting list or your contact details change.
When you reach the top of the waiting list and qualify for an allotment you will be contacted.
There is a £20 deposit for the allotment key. There are two payment options:
Once payment has been made please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and to arrange collection from Eastrop Allotment Trading Shed. You will be contacted with a collection time.
Eastrop Allotment Trading Shed in Eastrop Allotments, Eastrop Way, Basingstoke RG21 4QD (Opposite Eastrop Park and adjacent to the YMCA).
When a plot is given up because of ill health or death, a member of the family living at the same address has the right to take over tenancy of the plot. If there is a registered co-worker (a person who assists a tenant) who has been registered for longer than the next qualifying applicant on the waiting list, they can also apply and expect to take over the tenancy.
If the tenant has unfortunately died, the family should contact the council as soon as possible and within a 30-day period. After this 30-day period has passed, the council may re-let the allotment.
We only manage allotment sites in Basingstoke. If you live in the rural areas, you should contact your parish council to see if there are any allotment plots closer to you. For contact details for your parish council, please visit our webpage - Parish and Town Councils.
We are aware that there may be other allotment sites within Basingstoke and Deane some run by local organisations, including charities and it is worth looking at community magazines or information boards in your area to find out where they might be.
The list below shows the allotment sites across Basingstoke and the number of plots on each site
Total number of plots in Basingstoke 1143
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