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Sheds under threat on allotments

by Sarah - November 11th, 2011.
Filed under: allotment.

Growers dig in for fight to keep allotment sheds

A row has erupted in a Staffordshire village where allotment holders have been told they may have to take down their sheds because they do not have planning permission.

Growers on the Plum Pudding allotment site in Armitage, near Rugeley, are up in arms.

Lichfield District Council says the traditional wooden huts are banned because the privately owned site is on green belt land and next to the Trent & Mersey Canal conservation area.

But the site’s 105 plot-holders disagree. Builder Robin Cunningham said: “Talk about jobsworths – the council is just being stupid. There are allotment sheds all over the country – why should it be any different in our village?”

We have strict rules about shed size in Oldham. I think it’s to stop people keeping huge sheds on their plots for pigeons. Our rules include colour and size!