Allotment space in high demand

Over 100,000 people are waiting for allotments, said National Allotments Trust chairman Neil Dixon as media attention for plots reached fever pitch during national allotments week (11-17 August).

Latest research has found that 200,000 allotments have disappeared in the past 30 years. Meanwhile, 100,000 people are waiting for an allotment in England.

The Findaproperty.com poll found:

- 77 per cent would grow food in an allotment to help combat increasing food prices;

- 64 per cent indicated new-build properties with added allotments would be more attractive to buy;

- 61 per cent felt an allotment would add value to a property;

- 46 per cent would like to rent an allotment;

- two per cent of 500 people surveyed own an allotment.


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