Case Study: Hanley Landshare, Chepstow

Hanley Landshare is a community allotment site on an organic dairy farm outside Chepstow. Set up in 2011, the site has 19 individual plots plus a shared vegetable garden run by Transition Chepstow. A farm shop has been set up this year, which plot-holders supply with 10% of their produce.


Case Study: Fordhall Farm, Shropshire

The Fordhall Community Land Initiative is an industrial and Provident Society with charitable status. It is currently owned by over 8000 shareholders and demonstrates what can be achieved by private landowners and communities working together.


Overview: Insurance

Insurance is sometimes viewed as an optional extra or unnecessary expense. The truth is good insurance cover is, in the vast majority of cases, a vital component of taking on a site that that both community growing groups and landowners need to consider carefully. The following information, in the downloadable document below, covers some insurance basics, gives examples of what types of insurance are needed and why, and lists some example insurers (however, please note that we cannot specifically recommend an insurer due to financial regulations).


Landowners: Guide For Landowners

This guide aims to encourage Scotland’s landowners to make more land available for community growing provide key information on issues such as site suitability, leases, planning and land use and the law.



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