How to apply for an allotment

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Eligibility

To apply for an allotment, you need to be over 18 and a resident of Cheltenham. Your council tax should be payable to Cheltenham Borough Council.

If you live outside of the borough boundary then, unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a plot.

Applications

Non-parish residents living in the borough of Cheltenham can apply for a Cheltenham Borough Council allotment using our online application form. If you live in a parish, you will need to apply directly to your parish council.

You will be contacted when there is a plot available and this can take anywhere between a couple of months and four years, depending on the site you have applied for. (We do not contact you on receipt of your application form.)

Information on who to contact to apply for different sites is included on the allotment map. Green spots on the map mark the sites managed by the borough council and the blue spots mark the sites managed by other organisations. Or you can search for a site using our allotment directory.

Community groups

If you're looking to apply on behalf of a community group or organisation, please contact the allotment officer directly. Read our information on community gardening.

Waiting lists

The waiting lists vary from a couple of months to two years, depending on which site you apply for. There has been a huge increase in the popularity of allotments over the last few years and we have received hundreds of applications.

The shortest CBC waiting lists are for Hayden Road, Midwinter and the parish council sites. The longest are for Alma Road, Reddings Road, Severn Road, Hatherley and Warden Hill sites.

You can find out more information about the waiting list for a specific site by clicking on the relevant pin on the allotment map.