Parish Land Tenancies



Haconby & Stainfield Parish Council owns 21.35 acres of land, known as ‘Parish Land’.  This is sub-divided into plots and rented out.  It is the Council’s policy to rent Parish Land to tenants under agreements appropriate to the use of the land, and to manage this Council resource and its income for the benefit of the land and the community. 

Agreements include Common Law, Farm Business and Garden Allotment Tenancies.  This notice is a standing advertisement to all parishioners, who may register an interest at any time.


Common Law and Farm Business Tenancies


Common Law and Farm Business Tenancies are detailed below. 

Rent for these tenancies is set at  £ 120.00 per acre per year and is subject to annual rent review. 

  • A Farm Business Tenancy is a lease for land which is farmed for the purposes of trade or business and on which agriculture takes place (Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995). 
  • A Common Law Tenancy is governed by the common law rather than statutory regimes.  Parish Land Common Law Tenancies cover leisure (which may include exercising pet dogs) and grazing.  No business or commercial activity is permitted.


Garden Allotment Tenancies


An ‘allotment garden’ is a plot of cultivated land (40 poles or 1,000 m² in area) cultivated by the occupier for the production of fruit or vegetables for consumption by himself and his family (Allotments Act 1922).  Allotment Gardens are rented for £ 30.00 per year.

The Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 places a duty on local councils to provide garden allotments if the council is of opinion that there is a demand for such allotments. The evidence for this opinion is a representation in writing to the council by any six registered parliamentary electors resident in the parish and requesting the provision of such allotments.

Haconby & Stainfield Parish Council will take any such representation into consideration, at any time, by letter or e-mail.

Interest in the Parish Land should registered with the Clerk to Haconby & Stainfield Parish Council by post (13 Dovecote, Rippingale, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 0SY) or by email (, copied to