North Moors Allotment Project
The North Moors Allotment Project is part of the project to regenerate the Slyfield area and deliver around 1500 new homes, employment space and significant infrastructure improvements and investment.
The current site at Bellfields is made up of 3 historical allotment sites: Old Farm, Lagoon and Parsons Green. The site is managed by the Guildford Allotment Society (GAS) and is very well used. As the site is on land which is part of the Slyfield area, we need to move the allotments in order to push the project forward.
The project to move the allotments will also give us the opportunity to create an outstanding facility for the borough to use and be proud of.
Benefits of the project:
The design of the allotments will take into account the wishes of the GAS and include sustainable technologies and ecological benefits, such as:
- Bee keeping areas
- Rainwater harvesting
- Permeable surfaces
- Dedicated composting areas
- Recycled accommodation
Engaging with our communities
Two consultation events were held for the public and allotment holders at Christ's College Sixth Form Centre on 29th and 30th October. Both events were well attended, and the comments will be reviewed with the Guildford Allotment Society (GAS) to see what can be incorporated into the developing plans for the new allotments. We are clear that the process must be done with the GAS and the allotment holders from start to finish.
Your consultation questions answered
How accessible will North Moors be?
Is the site at risk of flooding at North Moors?
What will the new site provide?
When will we get more information about Weyside Village?
Why are the allotments being moved to North Moors?
Why are the allotments being moved?
Why is the Secretary of State involved?
Will we have help to relocate?
We have been working with the GAS to look at the principal design and we also need to take into account the guidelines issued by the National Allotment Society.
|Consents, Approvals & Works||Date|
|Planning Application for new allotments||January 2020|
|Planning consent granted||April 2020|
|Works to commence on new site||May 2020|
|Works complete on new site||October 2020|
|Move to new site||October 2020|
|Free to use both allotment sites||October 2020 - April 2021|
|Vacate Bellfields allotments||April 2021|
For more information on this project, please contact our major projects team.