OPEN SPACES – THE PLOTS THICKEN

Two potential sites for new allotments have been identified in Broughton.

The sites are shown in the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Action Plan – part of the Council's new draft Open Spaces Strategy (see 'Extras', 26.3.10).

A 1.5 acre site at the southern end of Pilrig Park (adjacent to existing allotments) could accommodate 30 plots, while a further 45 would be possible on the 2.1 acre south-facing slope of St Mark's Park.

Sites deemed appropriate will be included in a 5-year Allotment Site Development Programme to be prepared in late 2010. Local communities would be consulted over the design as and when funding became available.