The consultation confirms that the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 sets out a clear obligation for public bodies to enable positive change that leads to a more resilient, secure and healthy Wales. Providing allotment holders with greater freedoms to undertake development on their plot without the need to obtain planning permission will assist with protecting and managing the current provision of allotments. The fresh, often organic fruit and vegetables grown makes a contribution towards providing a more sustainable and secure food supply which in turn will work towards creating a healthier, happier and more sustainable Wales.
The Welsh Government therefore proposes to introduce amendments to the GPDO for development on land in use as an allotment. It is proposed to permit the erection of a shed and a glasshouse on each plot, subject to conditions limiting their size.
To prevent the density of development increasing to unacceptable levels on allotments they propose to limit the number of sheds and glasshouses to one of each per 125 square metres (equivalent to half a plot).
Author: Welsh Government
Date: 28 February 2020 End of consultation