Local Authority

Leases Overview: Start Here!

Start here for an overview and introduction to the topic of Leases. Please remember that leases and the legal processes surrounding them vary from country to country in the UK. Therefore we advise seeking legal help where possible. Meanwhile, to read the overview, simply click the document link below:

Leases Overview

 

 

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Leases: Heads of Terms Template (England & Wales)

Lease requirements (also known as ‘Heads of Terms’) are the foundations of any property contract. The Lease Requirements/Heads of Terms document is a record of decisions that have been agreed between the parties (landlord and community group) and can be used to draw up a lease or other such document that reflects the decisions made. It is also a useful tool to focus your ideas on how the project will function.

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Offering Land Overview: Start Here!

Cymraeg

Start here for an overview and introduction to the topic - Offering Land. This document is aimed primarily at landowners and land managers who may be thinking of offering land for use by community growing groups. CLAS has been set up to help landowners understand the potential benefits of community land use and to support them with advice and information around some of the challenges. To read the overview, simply click the document link below:

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Finding Land Overview: Start Here

Start here with an overview of the topic: Finding Land. This document is aimed at new community growing groups, landowners and groups already on a site who might be looking to expand or add to the site. You can download the document using the link below:

Finding Land Overview: Start Here

 

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Cwestiynau Cyffredin – Perchnogion tir

Mae’r Cwestiynau Cyffredin hyn yn trafod materion yn ymwneud â defnydd cymunedol ar dir a byddant o ddiddordeb i berchnogion tir preifat, cynghorau lleol, busnesau a sefydliadau. Gallwch lawrlwytho dogfen y Cwestiynau Cyffredin gan ddefnyddio’r ddolen isod.

Perchnogion Tir: Cwestiynau Cyffredin (Fersiwn Cymru a Lloegr)

Welsh

Case Study: Rhostyllen Allotment Project

On a strip of land between a disused railway line and residential housing in the community of Esclusham (on the outskirts of Wrexham), are 12 allotment plots, used by members of the community to grow food and socialise in a small communal area planted with wild flowers.
Called the Rhostyllen Allotments Project, it is an excellent example of how a local community council can support the development of a growing project – transforming an overgrown piece of land used for dumping rubbish into something valued and useful.
Richard Elias, of Esclusham Community Council, describes how the project has evolved…

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Case Study: Llangollen Community Garden

This organic food-growing community garden, based on the site of an abandoned plot in Llangollen, is owned by Denbighshire County Council which gave permission for the development of community growing in 2012. It’s an excellent example of the process of setting up a community garden on a council site, with a licence rather than a lease.

Catherine Veasey, who has been involved in the development of the garden through the local Friends Of The Earth group, describes more about the garden and how it worked with the council.

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Useful Link: Welsh Government - Planning

Useful information from the Welsh Government planning department including: 

  • The latest planning policy for Wales
  • Planning Guidance
  • Development Plans
  • Planning Statistics

Use the following link to access the pages: Welsh Government Planning Pages

 

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Planning: Planning Policy & Community Growing

Sustain have produced a special guide to using planning policy to meet strategic objectives through community food growing.

The guide brings together examples of planning policies around the UK that support community food growing. It is aimed primarily at planning authorities to help them to use food growing as a way of creating healthy communities. 

This is a specific recommendation within the Planning Practice Guidance that goes with the National Planning Policy Framework for England, but a principle that is relevant across the UK.

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Video: Community Foodie

This Community Foodie Project video shares information about community food growing in rural areas of Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen (South Wales). Through the support of the Community Foodie Project, local communities have created areas that offer an abundance of locally grown food, as well as education, improvement of health and well-being, social inclusion etc.

The film gives an insight into various land-based issues, as well as inspiration around community food growing. Visit www.communityfoodie.co.uk for more details.

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