SCHEDULE 1 Conditions of Use
1.1. The Tenant shall not without the written consent of the Landlord cut or prune any trees, including the pruning of fruit trees.
1.2. The Tenant shall not plant any trees other than dwarf fruiting trees and or fruiting bushes without the prior consent of the Landlord.
2. Hedges and Paths
2.1. The Tenant shall keep every hedge that forms part of the boundary of his Allotment Garden properly cut and trimmed, all pathways between plots trimmed and well maintained up to the nearest half adjoining any path on the Allotment Site.
2.3. Public paths and haulage ways (roads) must be kept clear at all times.
2.4. All paths must be kept a minimum of 45 centimetres wide.
3.1. The Tenant shall only access their Allotment Garden during daylight hours (except by prior arrangement with the Landlord).
4.1. The Landlord may enter the Allotment Garden for inspection of the state of cultivation and general condition of the plot, sheds, greenhouses and any livestock and full access must be given by the Tenant to the Landlord at a mutually agreed, mutually convenient time.
5. Water/Hoses /Fires
5.1. The Tenant shall practice sensible water conservation, utilise covered water butts on sheds and other buildings and consider mulching as a water conservation practice.
5.2. The Tenant shall have consideration at all times for other tenants when extracting water from water points. No hoses are to be used at any time. 5.4 No fires are permitted on the Allotment Site.
6.1. The Tenant shall not bring or cause to be brought onto the Allotment Site a dog unless it is held at all times on a leash or can be securely contained within the Tenant’s Allotment Garden, and remains on the Tenant’s Allotment Garden only. Any faeces to be removed and disposed of off site by the Tenant.
7.1. Except with the prior written consent of the Landlord the Tenant shall not keep any animals or livestock on the Allotment Garden save rabbits and chickens to the extent permitted by section 12 Allotments Act 1950. (Such animals not to be kept for trade or business purposes and accordingly to be limited in number as the Landlord may provide in writing.)
7.2. Livestock must be kept so that they are not prejudicial to health or a nuisance.
7.3. Livestock welfare must satisfy the Landlord.
7.4. A limited number of beehives may be permitted on the Allotment Site as a whole, subject to approval by the Landlord. Potential beekeepers must provide details of their training and insurance to the Landlord.
8. Buildings and Structures
8.1. The Tenant shall not without the written consent of the Landlord erect any building or pond on the Allotment Garden, provided that consent shall not be refused under this clause for the erection of any building reasonably necessary for the purpose of keeping rabbits or chickens or be unreasonably withheld for the erection of a garden shed or greenhouse the maximum size and positioning of which shall be determined by the Landlord. The Tenant may also require permission from the relevant planning authority.
8.2. Any buildings (including garden sheds and greenhouses) must be on a temporary base e.g. paving slabs instead of permanent foundations or footings.
8.3. Only glass substitutes such as polycarbonate, perspex or other alternatives may be used in any permitted structures.
8.4. The Tenant shall keep all sheds, greenhouses and other structures in good repair to the satisfaction of the Landlord.
8.5. Oil, fuel, lubricants or other inflammable liquids shall not be stored in any shed except in an approved container with a maximum capacity of 5 litres for use with garden equipment only.
8.6. The Landlord will not be held responsible for loss by accident, fire, theft or damage from Allotment Garden.
9.1. The Tenant shall not deposit or allow other persons to deposit on the Allotment Garden any rubbish, refuse or any decaying matter (except manure and compost in such quantities as may reasonably be required for use in cultivation) or place any matter in the hedges, ditches or dykes in or surrounding the Allotment Site.
9.2. The Tenant must practice ‘No Dig’ gardening (adding compost to the surface of the soil instead of digging it in).
9.3. The Tenant should make efforts to honour the following principles of soil health: limited disturbance (no dig), keep soil covered at all times with plants, mulch, or compost), strive for diversity, and maintain living roots in the soil as long as possible.
9.4. The Tenant must grow organically without the use of fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Seeds should not be chemically pre-treated. All store-bought compost should be Soil Association approved and peat-free (or using reclaimed peat).
9.5. Any chicken feed should be organic.
9.6. All non compostable waste shall be removed from the Allotment Site by the Tenant.
10. Chemicals, Pests, Diseases
10.1. No chemical products shall be used for the control of pests, diseases or vegetation.
10.2.No artificial fertilisers to be used.
11.1.The Tenant will endeavour to maintain the plot number provided by the Landlord in good order and ensure it is visible at all times.
11.2.The Tenant shall not erect any notice or advertisement on the Allotment Site without prior consent of the Landlord.
12. Car Parking
12.1.Only the Tenant or persons acting for them shall be permitted to bring cars onto the site and they must be parked in the designated areas for parking shown on the allotment plan and not obstruct the haulage ways at any time.