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Allotment Handover

Dave Fox/ September 17, 2018/ Blog, News/ 1 comments

Here is a status report from Councillor Katie Thornburrow about the handover of the new allotment sites in the southern fringe developments: There are many things that could cause further delays, as you aware, but this is the current situation and anticipated handover dates. The Council has agreed that Dave can use the dates on his website, as long as it is made clear that there are many items to resolve still. Clay Farm Allotments – The Lease is with Pemberton’s Solicitors, having been prepared and sent from the Council’s Legal team. The allotment plots are overgrown and these will be made good before transfer. Subject to the S106 agreement payment, Officers are pressing for a transfer for October. Nine Wells – The Lease is

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Wot, no sheds?

Dave Fox/ July 22, 2018/ Blog/ 6 comments

Cambridge City Council has stated that sheds will not be allowed on the new allotment sites in the city’s southern fringe developments (the Growth Sites). I asked the council on Thursday why sheds are banned from the new sites, given that they are commonly used on the city’s existing allotments. As any allotment user will know sheds are useful for storing tools, seeds, other items needed to grow food, and to provide shelter during inclement weather. Councillor Blencowe answered that the ‘no-sheds’ rule was a planning decision made in consultation with the landowner and the developers, that the new allotments were in the Clay Farm country park (rather than within the housing development) and therefore were greenbelt, and that the landowner had insisted that they

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