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Allotments: Sales

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) approvals and (b) rejections of the sale or disposal of allotments under the Allotments Act 1925 have been made by her and her predecessor since May 2007. (152520)

We have been advised by the Government Offices that between 1 May 2007 and 20 September 2007 there have been 10 approvals of the sale or disposal of allotments:

“Former” allotment land at Hollin Lane/Rochdale Road, Middleton, Rochdale.

Turnsdale Allotment, County Durham—sale of one allotment plot which is continuing as an allotment.

Days Field, Breckland—5.09 acres (replacement sites have been made available).

Shoulder of Mutton, Breckland—3.47 acres (replacement sites have been made available).

South Acton Estate, Ealing, London.

Finnigan Road Allotment, Plymouth—sale of an 0.1 acre overgrown vacant plot for addition to garden of adjoining house.

Whitton Church Land field, Ipswich (land not used for allotment purposes since before 1985)—to provide more football pitches in the locality.

Bucklands Way Allotments, Sutton, London—temporary one year licence for occupation of land/hut which forms part of the allotment site.

Church Fields Allotments Land, Surrey Heath—land given over to additional burial ground.

Carshalton Athletic FC, War Memorial Sports Ground, Sutton, London.

There have been no rejections of the sale of allotments.

There are currently a total of 34 application cases which are pending decision.