Greater awareness of food miles and other environmental impacts of food production, coupled with people aiming to save money by growing their own fruit and vegetables, have contributed to the increased popularity of allotments. In providing adequate allotment plots, CCBC can help to improve residents' health and wellbeing and provide a means of reducing the carbon footprint of Conwy residents.
The previous version of this background paper, published April 2009, showed that 52 people were waiting for allotments throughout Conwy. According to figures supplied by Conwy County Borough Council's Environmental Services, the numbers on the waiting list had risen to 334 by November 2010.
The purpose of this background paper is to outline the current level of allotment provision, identify those areas where there is the greatest demand for allotments and assess any potential new allotment sites.