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To contact the Allotment Officer, call 01325 406106 or email

Please note I have moved offices from The Clock Tower Lodge at South Park, to The Depot at Allington Way. 

Visitors by appointment only. There are visitor parking spaces on site and callers should go to reception, pick up the telephone and ring Patricia Baston x6106 or Sandra Innes x6662

We are always trying to make it easier for you to contact us and keep your records up to date.

If you need to let us know your address has changed or if you wish to surrender your plot, please complete and return the appropriate form below by post or email.

Allotment sites

We own 15 allotment sites within Darlington, which together contain a total of over 800 individual allotment plots. 

Allotment sites map [pdf document, 5.2MB]

There are also sites within the villages of Heighington, Hurworth, Middleton St George, Neasham and Sadberge.

To apply for an allotment in Hurworth please contact:

To be eligible to apply for an allotment in Middleton St George you must live within the parish. To apply contact Phil Braithwaite (Secretary) on 07973498405 or email: You can also apply online [external link].

Renting an allotment

The rent is £80 per year with a 50% reduction for the over 60s and people on benefit.

Self-managed sites are run by individual committees and each site has different rents and concession rates. Rents are currently cheaper than DBC.  You can apply for a plot on self-managed site by completing the on-line form below. Prices, details of concessions and number of people on waiting lists are also shown.

Allotment waiting list

To apply for an allotment complete the application form [online form, opens in new window]. Once you have applied for an allotment, it is your responsibility to inform us of any change of contact details. If you cannot be contacted your name will be removed from the waiting list. You may put your name down for more than one allotment site, but you can only have one allotment garden.

Applications forms received will not be acknowledged but you can now track your progress/view your position on the allotment waiting list [pdf document] (last updated October 2016)

Please call 01325 406106 for your waiting list number. As a security measure we will be unable to give you your reference number unless you tell us your date of birth.

Buddy scheme

People helping on plots can formally register themselves as co-workers (one per plot, must have to demonstrate that that have been an essential part of running the allotment for a minimum of three years).'Buddies' can take over the plot if the owner surrenders it.

Buddy application form [online form, opens in new window]

Self-managed association allotment sites (Council owned, run by committee)

Seven of the town's sites are now under self-management. To apply for an allotment you can either complete the application form and email it to the relevant associations or contact them direct by telephone.

Application form for self-managed association allotment sites [online form, opens in new window]

Self-managed association allotments
Name of allotment Contact nameRentConcessionsWaiting list as of October 2016EmailPhone
Barmpton Lane Steve Jackson (Secretary) £40.00 No concessions 26 07941745149
Bellburn Lane [external link] Derek Tweedy (lettings officer) £50.00 for full plot 40% reduction for over 60’s and people claiming benefits 20 07974021473
Cockerton Allotments [external link] Peter Wheatley £52.00 for full plot No concessions 34 07528022874
Dodmire  Charles North (secretary) £43.00 for full plot

£3.00 Concessions offered for over 60s

Glebe Road [external link] Keith Robinson (secretary) £45.00 for full plot

Concession 22% reduction for over 60’s and people claiming benefits

17 07958 266927
Smithfield Road
Memberships required - membership free £1 per year (donated to charity) 
John Hindle (chairperson)  £45.00 for full plot No concessions 10 07866334189 John Hindle
West Cemetery  Susan Greenacre (secretary)  £35.00 for full plot No concessions 30  01325 469363 

Independently managed sites

Some privately-owned (by which we mean non-Council) allotments may also be available.

Independently managed sites
Name of allotment Contact nameWebsitePhone
Hummersknott Allotments and Smallholdings Association Ltd  

Individual raised beds are available to rent which would be suitable for less able gardeners.

Allotment strategy

An allotments strategy for Darlington 2009-2019 [pdf document, 1.1mb]