Waiting lists for allotments

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Sunderland City Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Sunderland City Council,

Please would you acknowledge this request.

As of January 2011, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Sunderland for which the Council has access to waiting list data?

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites?

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in 2010? Please give:
a) number of new sites
b) names of new sites
c) total area of new land in hectares
d) total number of new plots

Yours faithfully,

Margaret Campbell

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

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Pauline Belshaw, Sunderland City Council

Dear Mrs Campbell


Freedom of Information Request – Waiting List for Allotments


I refer to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 sent to Sunderland City Council on  2^nd January 2011 requesting
information on waiting lists for allotments.  The information is as


1.                   Sunderland City Council has 94 allotment sites
throughout the City

2.              There are 2775 plots in total

3.              At the present time there are 1479 applicants on the
waiting list. On our application form people are allowed to choose two
sites,                therefore although the waiting list shows 1479 it
is only 739 individual applicants

4.                   There are no closed waiting lists for any of the

5.                   a)   No new sites were created in 2010

          b)   There are no names of new sites

                            c)   There is 0 hectares of new allotment land

                            d)   There are 0 plots

I attach for your information a flowchart setting out the review procedure
and also a copy of the Council's conditions of re-use of information

Thank you


Information Governance Officer 




Executive Director of City Services 

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