North East Lincolnshire Council

Allotments in North East Lincolnshire

The council SMT has decided allotments can stay open at this moment in time.

Contact us to apply for an allotment near you. We will provide you with details of the site representative who you need to contact to view the vacant plots and formally apply or add your name to the waiting list.

  • Complete the allotment plot application form to either apply for a plot after you have viewed or make an initial enquiry for a plot request an allotment plot

Alternatively you can contact us.

We will send you information about your chosen allotment site or the one nearest to you.  You can then arrange with the site representative to view the available plots before formally applying for the plot.  If all the plots are currently occupied you can add your name to the waiting list for that site and we will contact you when one becomes available, or you can choose another site.

We will contact you within 10 working days of your enquiry.

New tenants taking on a plot tenancy at the end of the season between 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 will get the remainder of that year free of charge and start paying for their plot in the new year (1st January 2020 – 31st December 2020).  That’s up to 4 months free of charge. Don’t delay, inquire today on (01472) 324646.

How much does an allotment plot cost?

A standard plot measuring 0.25 roods (approximately 250 square metres) was £87.05 during 2017, if you qualify for a concession the charge is £49.04 and tenancies run from 1 January to 31 December.

In addition to the plot charge tenants are also required to pay for water. Water is metered at each site and the charge distributed between all tenanted plots on that site. The current annual charge for each site is:

  • Carr Lane: £13.97
  • Littlecoates: £9.93
  • Peaksfield: £13.17
  • Saltings: £13.50
  • Springfield: £10.16
  • Weelsby: £13.33
  • Winchester: £11.37

Tenants are entitled to a plot at the reduced rate if they are over 60 years of age, have been unemployed for more than 12 months, are registered as disabled or in receipt of invalidity benefit, or are a full time student. Other circumstances may be considered.

If you have been unemployed for at least 12 months please complete and print the allotment plot holder’s confirmation of employment form status and have it signed at the Jobcentre Plus office and return.

Locations of North East Lincolnshire Council allotment sites

Carr Lane allotments – entrances off Lestrange Street, Cleethorpes and Beeley Road, Grimsby

Littlecoates allotments – entrance off Lister Street, Grimsby

Peaksfield allotments – entrance off Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby opposite the crematorium

Saltings allotments – entrance off Littlefield Lane, Grimsby

Springfield allotments – entrance off Springfield Road, Grimsby

Weelsby allotments – entrance off Garton Grove, Grimsby

Winchester allotments – entrance off Laceby Road opposite Norwich Avenue, Grimsby

Vacant plots at the allotment site are updated on a regular basis.

The vacant plot list is subject to change and the plot that you want may not be available at the time of applying. Please contact us if there is a specific plot you are interested in.

These sites are not managed by North East Lincolnshire Council:

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill allotment is situated on Montgomery Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 9JJ.

All enquiries regarding plots on this site should be made to:

Bill Gibson (BHALGS Plot letting officer)

Telephone: 07549637152



Immingham allotments are situated on Manby Road, DN40 2LE.

All enquiries regarding plots on this site should be made to :

Vanessa Steenvoorden (Finance Officer)

Telephone: 01469 727272

Fax: 01469 575475



Parish Council

Humberston – allotments are situated at Humberston Avenue, DN36 4DSU – adjacent to the cemetery.

All enquiries regarding plots on this site should be made to :

Humberston parish council

New Waltham – allotments are situated at Anningson Lane, DN36 4LH.

All enquiries regarding plots on this site should be made to:

Website: New Waltham Parish Council

For all other Parish allotment enquires please contact the relevant Parish Council. Information for these can be found on our Town and Parish pages.

Sheds and greenhouses on allotments

If you would like to apply for permission to site a shed, greenhouse or other structure on your plot then please see the guidelines document below. You can complete the shed application form or apply in writing.

If there is already a structure on your allotment plot then the repairs and maintenance of this are your responsibility under the terms of your tenancy.

Keeping livestock on allotments

Allotment tenants are permitted to keep a reasonable number of hens, bees and rabbits on their allotment plot, under the terms of the NELC allotment tenancy agreement (clause 4).

Applications should be made by completing the livestock conditions and guidelines (PDF) form or in writing.  Conditions will be monitored during site inspections and a maximum of 12 birds is permitted per plot holder.

Please note the keeping of cockerels is strictly forbidden

For further information please refer to the livestock conditions and guidelines document available in the related documents section below. Applications to keep bees or rabbits should be made to the allotment officer on 01472 326289 option 3, then option 4.

There are repairs and maintenance required on the allotments, for example a leaking tap or overgrown hedgerows. How do I report this?

Report it to the Facilities Management Service Desk on  01472 324646, with the details of the damage or fault and its location, and we will arrange for this to be investigated and appropriate action taken.

You will be provided with a reference number for your job which you can use to track the progress.

Can I have a helper on my allotment plot?

Yes, plot holders may register friends or family members as helpers. Please apply online to register a plot helper or if necessary plot holders can apply in writing to the address below with the details of the tenant and helper and enclose one passport-sized photo.

Postal register a plot helper application (PDF)

An ID card will be sent to the helper who can obtain a key. Helpers are not permitted on the allotment until they have received the ID card. Anyone who is not a tenant or registered helper is not permitted on any allotment site.

Please note: whilst on the plot the helper must abide by the rules of the allotments. If they are found to have broken these rules the registered tenant of the plot will be held responsible for the behaviour under their Tenancy Agreement. The issuing of the helpers card and the granting of permission to access the plot does not constitute the formation of a legally binding Tenancy Agreement

I have lost my allotment gate keys. What do I do?

Please visit the Fishing heritage centre where a replacement key will be issued. A deposit of £10 and proof of allotment tenancy are required. Opening hours should be checked as they may be different to those below.

Please note: for Carr Lane you will require an authorisation letter. Please contact allotment enquiries who will be able to issue you with one

I would like to have my plot rotavated. Who do I contact?

The allotment department no longer offers this service.  However your site association may have a rotavator to hire or local hire companies will have these available for short term rent.

I’ve been asked to cultivate my plot. What do I do?

If you have received a non-cultivation letter then please complete the form enclosed with this or complete the allotment tenant’s notice to cultivate a plot form.

If you are unable to cultivate the plot and make improvements within the 28 days you may be required to terminate your tenancy.

How do I terminate an allotment tenancy?

If you no longer wish to have an allotment plot please complete the allotment termination of tenancy form.

Can I transfer my plot to a friend or relative?

It may be possible to terminate your tenancy and offer the plot to a friend or relative if there is no-one else currently on the waiting list for the plot. Please contact allotment enquiries to discuss this.

Where can I find out more about allotments?

A number of useful documents can be found in the related documents section, for example the plot holder’s guide.

The National Allotment Society also provides useful information.

Customer Access Point, Municipal Offices, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU


Telephone: 01472 326289 option 3 and then option 4

In writing: Allotment enquiries, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 16.30 pm except bank holidays