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Gledhow Valley Allotments

Gledhow Valley Allotments are the largest site in Leeds and have been in existence since the 1st World War.


The site is autonomous but is owned by Leeds City Council to whom we pay rent.


The constitution of the association can be found here (updated 2021 Special General Meeting)


Gledhow Valley Allotments are located between Harrogate Road and Gledhow Valley Road in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire.


There are 129 plots on the site, some of which are half or even quarter plots due to changing demographics. 


Once you have the allotmenting bug and feel the benefits at half the price of a gym membership and taste your own personally grown veg,  you can always put your name down for a larger plot if you outgrow your plot. 

There are 279 plot holders with a waiting list of about 100 (as of April 2024).

There are currently 53 non plot holder members (April 2024)

There are: 23 full plots, 151 half plots and 85 quarter plots. Also 1 eighth plot, 5 third plots and 1 three quarter plots!


Tea up


Tea/Coffee and award winning flapjack plus an ever changing roster of muffins cakes etc. thanks to Lisa, is served all year 10.30am - 12.30pm, Sunday. All proceeds go back into allotment funds. This is a good place to get advice (wanted or unwanted) and general socialising.


The rules and information for allotment holders can be found here


Cost of allotments (2024)


Quarter plot: £29.25 a year (plus £25 returnable bond)

Half plot: £51.50 a year (plus £30 returnable bond)



Existing Plotholders - extra plots.


Existing plot holders may request additional land or a change of plot. This is subject to certain conditions, for example, the existing plot must be in a good condition. This process is at the discretion of the lettings secretary/committee. There is an application form to fill in which should be available at DC/from the lettings secretary. It is also available to download here

There is a maximum of 1 Half plot per plotholder.




Structures i.e. greenhouses and polytunnels may be constructed on your plot. Please note there is guidance on size etc. Please check Leeds City Council Guidance and/or contact letting secretary


Grievance Procedure

We try and deal with any grievances informally and mostly they can be resolved in this way. However there may be occasions where we need to follow this formal procedure. (Click on title)


Bullying and Harassment Policy

As agreed by the first committee meeting of 2019 we have a new Bullying and Harassment Policy. (Click on title)

Allotment Plan

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