Allotments provide an excellent opportunity for people to grow their own produce and at the same time get plenty of fresh air and exercise.
Produce grown can contribute to a healthy balanced diet and it is also a great social activity.

The Town Council is responsible for eight allotment sites in the town and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The size of the plot in square metres (sq/m) will determine the amount of rent charged.

Some of our allotment sites are managed with the help of active associations sites, one is completely self-managed, the rest is managed by the Town Council.

You can view an interactive Google Map with the eight site locations at the bottom of this page.


A ‘Waiting List’ is held for each of our allotment site and allocations are made on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, determined by the date the application is received.
It is not possible to determine an average waiting time, as plots usually become available as and when an existing tenant decides to give up their tenancy.

If you are interested in renting a plot at one of these allotment sites, please complete the application form below.
Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the Allotment Rules and Regulations.

Town Council Allotment Rules and Regulations


Structure Applications

As a tenant wanting to build any structure on an allotment, a Structure Application Form must be completed and must be approved by the Town Council before any structure is built on any allotment plot, stating the materials that are proposed to be used in its construction.

This refers to any form of physical construction on an allotment and the following examples are including but not limited to: Greenhouse, Polytunnel, Raised Bed, Shed, Chicken Run, Fence etc. (This list is not exhaustive).

If you are unsure if you will require permission, you are advised to contact the Town Council by email allotments@bishopauckland-tc.gov.uk and this request can be considered by Members of the Allotment Committee.


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