Raising the Rents

Raising the Rents

Last week (17 Feb), Glasgow City Council approved a proposal to raise the rent for a full size allotment plot from £35 a year to £114 a year. A more than 200% rise in one year! 

Glasgow Allotments Forum will be holding a public meeting to discuss responses to this decision and on-going developments with regard to allotment regulations in the very near future, so please watch this space.

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  1. Hope this is a helpful comparison – Stirling Council have raised the rents from £160 a year til £247 and have removed concessions – this applies to council managed sites and a full cost recovery approach is being used. Some years ago SAGS supported plotters affected when a similar rise was proposed. Self managed sites in Stirling have more reasonable rents but in the absence of a scheme of delegation or the council putting the guidelines into force there are a range of ‘practices’ in place by committee incumbents. a really serious discussion is needed nationally about putting all the work and lobbying done for CEA section 9 into place to facilitate supported and responsible self management.

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