Request an allotment
If you would like to register for an allotment you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of the Ashford borough
- Not already have an allotment tenancy yourself with Ashford Borough Council
- No other person in your household already has an allotment tenancy with Ashford Borough Council (only one plot per household)
- Dedicate time every week to attend and maintain your plot
If you meet the criteria above please complete the application form below. This will register your interest and add you to the waiting list. As plots become available those that have reached the top of the waiting list for their chosen sites will be contacted and offered a plot. The current wait for a council-owned allotment is around two years.
Ashford Borough Council own 12 sites throughout the borough with over 400 plots.
Plots are measured in perches which is an old measurement – one perch is the equivalent of 25m². Our plots vary in size with the majority being approximately five perches.
All our allotments have access to mains water but we do encourage people to harvest their own rain water using water butts for use on their plots.
The rental is £10 per perch per year (for example, a five perch plot would cost £50 per year). The exact cost of a plot is determined by its size and this will be advised at the time an offer is made.
A 50% discount is awarded for up to a maximum of three perches to tenants in receipt of a means tested benefit or receiving their state pension. Any tenant that has more than three perches will be charged for these at the full rental rate.
Invoices for the annual rent are sent out in October. If you become a tenant mid-way through the year you will be charged a pro-rata amount of rent from the point of signing up until 30 September.
View Allotment Terms And Conditions [pdf] 4.38MB for further information.
We work closely with the Ashford Allotment Society and when you sign your allotment agreement you will become a member. Details on this can be found in our allotment terms and conditions or you can visit the Ashford Allotment Society website for more information or to view a copy of the Ashford Allotment Society Constitution.
The Ashford Allotment Society holds regular meetings to discuss allotment matters, with each site having a representative who speaks on their behalf. Allotment tenants are welcome to attend these meetings to listen and observe, although they are not able to participate in the meeting.
Change of Circumstances
If you are a tenant of an Ashford Borough Council allotment or currently on our waiting list and have changed any of your contact details or to notify us that you are now in receipt of state pension or your benefit situation has altered you can tell us by completing the Change of Circumstances form via the button below.
Cancelling a Tenancy
If you are a tenant of an Ashford Borough Council allotment and no longer wish to have an allotment plot you can notify us by completing the Tenancy Cancellation form via the button below.
Removal from the Waiting List
If you have applied for an Ashford Borough Council allotment and no longer wish to be on the waiting list or have moved out of the borough you can notify us by completing the Remove me from the Waiting List form via the button below.
Application to Erect an Allotment Structure
Please complete the form via the button below if you would like to apply to erect a structure on your allotment plot. Structures include sheds, poly tunnels, greenhouses, etc.
To pay your invoice, select 'Invoice' on the payment homepage and follow the onscreen instructions.
The allotment sites are listed below; click on the address to view the site on the map.
|Allotment Site Name||Address||Size (acres)|
|Beaver Field||View Rigden Road map||0.543|
|Cryol Road||View Cryol Road map||0.748|
|Henwood||View Gordon Close map||1.579|
|Musgrove Farm||View Beaver Road map||3.502|
|William Road, Musgrove New, Christchurch Road & Jemmett Road||View William Road, Musgrove New, Christchurch Road & Jemmett Road map||4.001|
|Orion Way||View Orion Way map||2.145|
|Repton||View Repton Manor Road map||0.479|
|Westrees||View Quantock Drive map||3.033|
|Wye||View Churchfield Way map||0.515|
Parish and Community Council Allotment Sites
If the allotment site you are looking for is not in the above table it may be run by the area's parish council. To be added to the waiting list for these sites these councils will need to be contacted directly.
Kennington Parish Council manage the Bybrook Cemetery and Burton Farm allotment sites. To be added the waiting list for these sites. Contact Kennington Community Council.
Gas House Fields allotments are run by South Willesborough and Newtown Community Council. To enquire about being added to their waiting list. Contact the clerk at South Willesborough and Newtown Community Council.
Great Chart and Singleton Parish Council run the Hillcrest Allotment site at the top of Great Chart Village. To enquire about a plot. Contact the Great Chart and Singleton parish clerk.
If you cannot see the site you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact Ashford Borough Council's Allotment Officer.