Decision details

Allotment Rental Price Increase Proposal 2022/23

Decision Maker: Director of Economic Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Agreed: that the annual allotments rental be increased as illustrated in the table below from the allotment year commencing 2nd February 2022.



Current Charge £

Proposed Price Change £

New Charge

% Increase

Category A plot - (per perch)





Category A plot - (per perch with concession)





Category B plot - (per perch)





Category B plot - (per perch with concession)





Category C plot - (per perch)





Category C plot - (per perch with concession)





Chalet (Building)





Chalet Concession (Building)





Brick Cubicle (Building





Average increase






Reasons for the decision:

The table demonstrates that under the proposal the annual rental per perch would remain affordable for customers - in keeping with the 1950 Allotments Act. 


The ‘Proposed Price Change’ column illustrates the annual increase per perch for each category of allotment site and the increase for chalets and brick cubicles.  The average increase of 3.1% is based on the CPI Annual Rate published on 20 October 2021. 


In terms of affordability, plot holders aged 60 and above and those in receipt of qualifying benefits and possession of a MAX Active Card will continue to be eligible for a 50% reduction in the rental fee.  The option of paying 10 monthly Direct Debits is also provided for customers.


The increase for Category A and Category B sites is weighted to factor in the costs for mains water supplied to these sites.  Category C sites do not have a mains water supply.


Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 10/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021