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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  • audrey taylor
    audrey taylor United Kingdom, Liverpool
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    being an allotment holder myself i disagree with this,allotment holders have their own little communities,it brings people together and encourages the next generation to continue the love of planting,growing and seeing the fruits of their labour.Stop this happening now or it will one day come to all our sites.x
  • paul
    paul United Kingdom, St. Helens
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    ashtonsgreencommunityallotments backs you all the way
  • tim bennett
    tim bennett United Kingdom, Brighton
    Mar 11, 2017
    Mar 11, 2017
    I once had an allotment here,I realise the local community need more housing desperately but all the previous building has been on local brownfield sites!
  • Martin fuller
    Martin fuller United Kingdom, Brighton
    Jan 04, 2017
    Jan 04, 2017
    Good luck
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