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Save Craven Vale, Brighton, Allotments!

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Brighton and Hove City Council has recently commissioned consultants to conduct an assessment of the City's Urban Fringe Sites for their suitability for housing. As a result of this two allotment sites are potentially under threat; parts of Craven Vale and Mile Oak have been listed as having 'potential for housing'.

While the outcome of the assessment refers to sites being relocated (not lost), relocation is not a very good prospect if you have spent many years building up fertility on your plots. Many plot holders will have fruit trees and other perennials that cannot simply be moved. Also accessibility will become an issue if the plots are to be relocated. Allotments should be as close to where people live as possible, and in all probability the relocation site will be a lot further away. The quality of the new plots in terms of soil, aspect and facilities also raises concern.
(Ref: Brighton & Hove Allotment Federation/Brighton & Hove Food Partnership).

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  • Julia warner
    Julia warner United Kingdom, London
    Feb 07, 2016
    Feb 07, 2016
    We must all petition against the loss of allotments.
  • Simon Baxter
    Simon Baxter United Kingdom, Belfast
    Feb 07, 2016
    Feb 07, 2016
    I wish you success with your campaign. If you don't act now your allotment site will end up in another county miles from where you live.
  • Carole Shorney
    Carole Shorney United Kingdom, Grays
    Feb 07, 2016
    Feb 07, 2016
    More money spent on consultancy fees! As bad as Southend-on-Sea! I guess this isn't a statutory site? Please see our website page at http://seeog.org.uk/2016/01/seeog-allotment-birdtrack-2016/
  • Alison Swanson
    Alison Swanson United Kingdom, Glasgow
    Feb 06, 2016
    Feb 06, 2016
    Although people need affordable decent housing they also need greenspace and healthy activity and good food. Allotments are communities of and in their own right. Successful communities of people working together should be respected and saved. Too many developers and planners focus on cost to the detriment of value.
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