Allotments: guidance for local authorities

Guidance on certain sections of Part 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: Allotments.

Guidance on Section 119 - duty to prepare a food-growing strategy

This guidance should be read in tandem with the guidance on section 119 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 which concerns the duty to prepare a food-growing strategy. Section 119 places a duty on every local authority to prepare a food-growing strategy which must be published by 1 April 2020 and reviewed every five years thereafter. The guidance for local authorities on section 119 was published in November 2018. The section 119 guidance can be accessed via this link.

Guidance for Local Authorities

This  guidance relates to the following sections of the Act:

  • Section 110 - Offer to lease allotment 
  • Section 111 - Duty to maintain list
  • Section 112 - Duty to provide allotments
  • Section 114 - Access to allotment and allotment site
  • Section 115 - Allotment site regulations
  • Section 116 - Allotment site regulations: further provision
  • Section 117 - Disposal etc. of allotment sites owned by local authority
  • Section 118 - Disposal etc of allotment sites leased by local authority 
  • Section 120 - Duty to review food-growing strategy
  • Section 123 - Delegation of management of allotment sites
  • Section 124 - Promotion and use of allotments: expenditure



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