Allotments

Burley Parish Council manage allotments on Prospect Road, Aireville Terrace and on Oak Avenue.

Although there is a waiting list for allotments the Parish Council is always looking for land to use for allotments; if you would like more information about allotments in the village or would like to go on the waiting list please contact the parish clerk on 01943 864728 or clerk@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Proposed new allotments along Iron Row

The Parish Council did consider the creation of allotments in the field off Iron Row back in July 2018, at which stage there was consultation with the residents on Iron Row and Spring Gardens to seek views on the change of use of part of the filed.

In November 2018 the Parish Council requested authority from Bradford Council to commence work on changes to land to the West of Iron Row. Following objections to the now withdrawn proposal to create the Multi Use Games Area, Bradford Council wished to ensure that the proposed allotments were what the village really wanted, so the Parish Council invited residents to comment on the proposal to create 21 allotments and a 9-a-side football pitch.

In the Parish Council newsletter of June 2019 the general consensus of those residents responding to the Parish Council was that the area in question was designated as open recreational space allocated to the village when the bypass was built. As such it should be properly drained and used recreation activities including junior football. As a result of this it was decided that the proposal to create allotments on Iron Row would not now go ahead.

Although the waiting list for allotments has come down from over 100 in 2013 to approximately 70 currently in 2020, the average waiting time is 6 years! The Parish Council continues to try to source additional allotment provision to reduce the waiting time for an allotment plot. However this is very challenging due to lack of availability of land and price.

 

Allotments