Allotments

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Allotment fees Click to get info

Costs of allotments depend on:

Size of the plot (1 square rod is the equivalent of about 25 square metres, which means a 10 square rod plot is about 250 square metres)

Amenity level for the site (high amenity, average amenity, low amenity)

Non-Council managed and privately owned allotments have their own pricing. Please contact sites directly for more information.

High amenity sites

Simmons Lane, Sinnott Road and Suffield Hatch

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£14

£70

60+ concession

£5.40

£27

Out of borough resident

£30

£150

Average amenity sites

These sites have water tanks and grass cuttings.

Auckland Road, Bateman Road, Beechwood, Browning Road, Cherrydown Close, Dawlish Road, Downsell Road, Hawkwood, Higham Hill Common, Hollywood Way, King's Passage, King's Road, Low Hall Lane, Markhouse Common, Marsh Lane, Mount Avenue, Oliver Road, Pimp Hall, Ruckholt Road and Seymour Road

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£11

£55

60+ concession

£4.30

£21.50

Out of borough resident

£21

£105

Low amenity sites

These sites have no water tanks, grass cutting or communal buildings.

Mulberry Close, Wickham Road and Willow Tree

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£9

£45

60+ concession

£3.20

£16

Out of borough resident

£16

£80

 

If you live in Waltham Forest and are over the age of 18 you can apply to rent an allotment from us (Proof of residence will be required for all new tenancies).

We will put you on the waiting list for a maximum of three sites of your choice and contact you if you are top of a list and a plot becomes available.

Please note that if you have selected any sites managed by an Association/Society we will automatically forward your details to our point of contact.

Additional information for applicants after joining a waiting list

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep Waltham Forest Council informed of up to date contact details.
  • Waiting list applicants who cannot be contacted due to incorrect contact details will be removed from the waiting list.
  • If an applicant does not respond to invitations to view plots they will be removed from the waiting list.
  • If an applicant views and rejects two available plots they will be removed from the waiting list.
  • If you are sent a tenancy agreement for an allotment plot and you do not return a signed copy of this within 14 days of the date on the agreement, you will be deemed as having refused the offer of the plot. The plot will be offered to the next person on the list and your name will be removed from the waiting list.

Apply for a council managed allotment

How much does it cost? Click to get info

See council managed allotment fees above.

Non council managed and privately owned allotments have their own pricing. Contact sites directly for more information.

Please see the council's allotment tenancy agreement (50KB Word file)

You can:

  • Grow food - find out about the food growing scheme
  • Keep bees (but only on some sites with the Allotment Officer’s agreement)

You can’t:

  • Have bonfires
  • Grow anything illegal
  • Grow plants that are a nuisance to neighbouring plots
  • Keep livestock

Waltham Forest has the following types of allotment sites:

  • Council managed allotments (council waiting list only)
  • Council owned, non council managed (not available through the council)
  • Council leased, non council managed (not available through the council)
  • Privately owned (not available through the council)

Council managed allotments (non-leased)

  1. Auckland road Allotments, Auckland Road, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotments Society
  2. Bateman Road Allotments, Burnside Avenue, Chingford
  3. Beechwood Allotments, Larkshall Road, Chingford
  4. Browning Road Allotments, Browning Road, Leytonstone*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Bushwood Allotment Society
  5. Cherrydown Close Allotments, Cherrydown Close, Chingford*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Haseya Apothecary Garden.
  6. Dawlish Road Allotments, Dawlish Road, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society.
  7. Downsell Road Allotments, Downsell Road, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society.
  8. Hawkwood Allotments, Drysdale Avenue, Chingford
  9. Higham Hill Common Allotments, Green Pond Road, Walthamstow*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Higham Hill Allotment Association.
  10. Hollywood Way Allotments, Hale End Road, Highams Park
  11. Kings Passage Allotments, Kings Road, Leytonstone*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Bushwood Allotment Society.
  12. Kings Road Allotments, Kings Road, Chingford
  13. Low Hall Lane Allotments, Low Hall Lane, Walthamstow
  14. Markhouse Common Allotments, Queens Road, Walthamstow*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Markhouse Allotment Association.
  15. Marsh Lane Allotments, Leyton
  16. Mount Avenue Allotments, Alpha Road, Chingford
  17. Mulberry Close Allotments, Mulberry Close, Chingford
  18. Oliver Road Allotments, Osier Way, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society.
  19. Pimp Hall Allotments, Kings Road, Chingford *
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Pimp Hall Allotment Association
  20. Ruckholt Road Allotments, Ruckholt Close, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society.
  21. Seymour Road Allotments, Seymour Road, Leyton
  22. Simmons Lane Allotments, Simmons Lane, Chingford*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Simmons Lane Allotment Association.
  23. Sinnott Road Allotments, Gurney Close, Walthamstow
  24. Southwest Road Allotments, Southwest Road, Leytonstone
  25. Suffield Hatch Allotments, Templeton Avenue, Chingford
  26. Wickham Road Allotments, Wickham Road, Highams Park
  27. Willow Tree Allotments, Chingford Road, Walthamstow

The following sites are not included on the council’s waiting list. Contact sites directly for more information:

  • Council leased, non-council managed
  • Private allotments

Non-council managed allotments (Leased)

  1. Brookfield Allotments, Alders Avenue, Woodford Green
    Brookfield Allotments Association
    Contact Martin Rabenau, 020 8531 3224
  2. Cheshire Fields Allotments, St James Park, Walthamstow
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact David Spicer, 020 8531 3178, Email: allotmentwtaa@btinternet.com
  3. Chestnuts Farm Allotments, Forest Road, Walthamstow
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact David Spicer, 020 8531 3178, Email: allotmentwtaa@btinternet.com
  4. Hoxton Manor Allotments, Chingford Road, Chingford
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    ​Contact David Spicer, 020 8531 3178, Email: allotmentwtaa@btinternet.com
  5. Low Hall Farm Allotments, Bridge Road, Walthamstow​
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact David Spicer, 020 8531 3178, Email: allotmentwtaa@btinternet.com
  6. Roding Farm Allotments, Nutter Lane, Wanstead​
    Leytonstone Allotment Holders Association
    Contact Linda Kavanagh, 07857 890 529, Email: laharodingfarm@gmail.com
  7. Statis Allotments, St Annes Larkshall Rd, Chingford*
    Church Warden, St Anne’s Church, 

Privately owned allotments

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