allotments to be created as 'grow your own' popularity increases
field near Burnham-On-Sea is set to be divided up into dozens
of allotments for the general public.
Garden World has submitted a planning application to the district
council to turn land to the south of the Brent Knoll garden centre,
pictured above, into 100 allotments.
manager Peter Burks told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There's currently
a lot of interest in land to grow your own food. Since the allotments
in Burnham and Highbridge have long waiting lists of several years,
we're hoping to create these new facilities."
a recession, growing your own food is attractive as it's far cheaper
added: "With gardening tools, seeds and other materials on
sale here, we think this would make a perfect location."
store, owned by garden centre chain Wyevale, will make an annual
charge for the land - but Mr Burks said no figures will be announced
until after planning consent is given.