£600,000 earmarked to spend on new allotment plots in Cheltenham
BOROUGH Council bosses have agreed to set aside up to £600,000 to spend on creating almost 300 new allotment plots in Cheltenham.
The authority has a statutory duty to provide plots for people who want one.
But waiting lists across the town are currently full to bursting.
The money was generated by the Council through the sale of the Midwinter allotment site for housing development.
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The £600,000 is the estimated cost of providing 290 new plots to meet demand.
Cabinet members unanimously agreed to earmark the cash at a meeting at the Municipal Offices last night.
Councillor Steve Jordan (All Saints, LD), leader of the council, said: "If we need to spend the £600,000 to meet the need then clearly we will do that, but if we can do it without spending all of it, then we will do that."