Land, tenancy and planning

Legal Tenure Toolkit[pdf, 750 kb]

Finding Land to Grow Food: Community groups’ guide to legal issues - key issues to consider before you buy, lease, or otherwise gain access to land. Published by the Community Council of Devon.

Toolkit: Removing the Barriers - community groups' gide to making your growing project accessible to all  [pdf, 675 kb]

Bringing people together from a variety of backgrounds - and with diverse skills and abilities - not only helps cohesion within communities, but also adds to the richness of everyone’s experience. This toolkit is designed to help your community food growing project ensure you are reaching all members of your community. It addresses some of the common barriers faced by different members of the community, outlines the legal requirements of community projects and gives ideas and advice about pract...

Planning Toolkit[pdf, 793 kb]

Planning matters: Community groups’ guide to planning issues when a community group needs to consider planning consent and how to go about it. Published by the Community Council of Devon.

Landshare [Web link]

Landshare brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food.

Community farms land trust project [Web link]

This resource will aid the establishment of new Community Farm Land Trusts that build sustainable rural communities and enable continued affordable access for farmers.

Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS)

CLAS is an impartial, collaborative service aiming to increase community access to land across the UK. CLAS helps communities and land managers gain satisfactory agreements on access to land by providing guidance on technical lease agreements and related issues. CLAS offers both hands-on help and online information resources to both landowners and community organisations.