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Sustainability Committee

Inquiry into Allotment Provisions in Wales

The Committee is conducting an inquiry into allotment provision in Wales.

Terms of Reference

To explore ways the Welsh Government can support and provide opportunities for the increasing interest in allotment and community gardening, and to examine ways these activities can provide wider benefits.

The inquiry will consider the following:

  • The demand for allotment sites in Wales and availability of sites (public and private);

  • The barriers/constraints (for users and providers);

  • Innovative approaches to the provision of land for allotments;

  • Evidence of the wider benefits allotment gardening can bring and opportunities for allotment holder (e.g. health, environmental, community, bringing products to the marketplace,);

  • The need for and suggested areas of intervention from the Welsh Government.

Status: Report Published


The Committee issued a written consultation on 15 March 2010.

This consultation closed on 1 April 2010

Consultation Letter

Consultation Letter (PDF, 61KB)

Responses Received



The Committee published its report on 15 July 2010 (PDF, 423KB) The Minister's response to the report was published on 13 October 2010 (PDF, 175KB)

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