Allotments

The council owns 15 allotment sites in Darlington. There are more than 800 individual plots.

The council manages sites in:

  • Arnold Road
  • Honeypot Lane
  • Park Side

The rest are self-managed associations, run by committees.

  • each site has different rents and concession rates
  • rents are less than council sites

Allotment sites map [pdf document].

There are sites in:

  • Heighington
  • Hurworth
  • Middleton St George
  • Neasham
  • Sadberge

Apply for an allotment in Hurworth

email [email protected].

Apply for an allotment in Middleton St George

You must live in the parish.

Contact Les Foggett (Secretary) 

Livestock

Hens are kept at:

  • Arnold Road
  • Barmpton Lane
  • Cockerton
  • Five Arches
  • Hummersknott (West Cemetery)
  • Salters Lane North
  • Smithfield Road

Pigeons can only be kept on plots that have already housed pigeons at:

  • Arnold Road
  • Cockerton
  • Five Arches
  • Salters Lane North

Bees are allowed to be kept in some areas at:

  • Barmpton Lane
  • Bellburn Lane
  • Cockerton
  • Dodmire
  • Hummersknott

Renting an allotment on a council site

The rent for a full plot on a council site is £185.60 a year.

No concessions are available.

Contact the allotment officer:

Apply to the allotment waiting list

There has been a problem!

Tell us of a change of address

There has been a problem!

Surrender you tenancy

There has been a problem!

To apply for an allotment you must be over 18 and live in the borough of Darlington

If you are between 16 and 18 you can apply to go on the waiting list.

You will not be able to take over a plot until you are 18.

Once you have applied for an allotment, you must let us know about any change to your contact details.

If we can't contact you you will be removed from the waiting list.

You can put your name down for more than one allotment waiting list, but you can only have one allotment garden.

Buddy scheme, council-managed

People helping on plots can register as a co-worker.

There can be one co-worker per plot.

They must show they have been an important part of running the plot for at least three years. 

The ‘buddy’ will be put on the waiting list and, if they are at the top of the list when the plot is made available, they will be able to take over the tenancy.

A buddy can be aged between 16 and 18, but they will not be able to take over a tenancy until they are over 18.

Apply to be a buddy

There has been a problem!

Self-managed association allotment sites (council owned, run by committee)

Due to recent increases in waiting list applications certain self-managed sites waiting lists have been suspended as they have reach capacity.

The sites which still have open waiting lists are on the online application form.

Twelve allotment sites are self-managed.

To apply for an allotment, change your address, give up your tenancy or submit a buddy application, complete the relevant application form.

Self managed association sites application

Apply for a for self-managed association site

Self managed sites buddy application

Self managed buddy application

Self managed sites tenancy surrender

Surrender tenancy

Self managed sites change of address

Tell us of a change of address

Self managed allotment sites details
Name of allotment  Contact name Rent Concessions Email Phone
Barmpton Lane John Dixon £40 No concessions [email protected] 07851 818835 
Bellburn Lane [external link] Jacky Wood £50 for full plot Concessions available, contact group for more details [email protected]  
Cockerton Allotments   £60 for full plot No concessions [email protected]  
Drury Street Colin Bearpark, (treasurer) £52 No concessions [email protected] 07791 578912 
Dodmire  Richard Fisher (secretary) £48 for full plot £3 concessions offered for over 67, no concessions on half plots [email protected]  
Five Arches, formerly known as Field Street Zoe Lodge £80 for full plot No concessions [email protected] 07891 653364
Glebe Road Allotments [external link] Keith Robinson (secretary) £20 for full plot No concessions [email protected] 07958 266927
Hummersknott Gardeners (West Cemetery Vanessa Hilton £40 for full plot No concessions [email protected]>  
Lascelles Ken Sargent (chair) £60 for full plot No concessions [email protected] 07542 247564
Salters Lane North Don Mansfield £60 for full plot No concessions [email protected]  07935 421062
Salters Lane South Dave Davison (secretary) £80 for full plot  No concessions [email protected]  01325 482642
Smithfield Road
Memberships required - membership fee £1 per year (donated to charity) 
  £45 for full plot No concessions [email protected]  
Springwell Terrace

David Lambert
(secretary)

£50 for full plot No concessions [email protected] 07723 980934

Independently managed sites

Some privately-owned (by which we mean non-council) allotments may also be available.

Independently managed sites
Independent allotment sites details
Name of allotment  Contact name Website Phone
Hummersknott Allotments Association Ltd [email protected] Hummersknott Allotments Association [external link] 01325 469947

Individual raised beds are available to rent which would be suitable for less able gardeners.

Allotment strategy

An allotments strategy for Darlington 2009-2019 [pdf document, 1.1mb]

 

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