After a recommendation made by the Estates Committee Saddleworth Parish Council have taken the decision to allow tenants on their allotments in Uppermill to erect greenhouses, or ‘glasshouses’ as one committee member likes to call them.
A stipulation of the original Planning Application for converting the site, by the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, to allotments was that no greenhouses were to be erected, however, after continued requests from a group of allotment holders and the Estates Committee seeking legal advice Saddleworth Parish Council have now approved the erection of greenhouses.
The size of the structures is restricted to a maximum of 8 foot by 6 foot and a minimum of 6 foot by 4 foot.
Councillor Graham Sheldon, Chairman of Estates, said: “People are more aware nowadays than they have been for a long while of the importance of growing their own produce, fruit and vegetables et cetera. We want to support them in this venture and hope that allowing people to use greenhouses will go someway towards that.”
Estates Committee member Parish Councillor Woodvine added: “People are increasingly being told to grow their own, well now they can on Saddleworth allotments. To all allotment holders we say, happy growing!”