Monday, 24 June 2019
A MAN who had his tenancy on land owned by Benson Parish Council terminated has been offered a new lease.
The original lease on the Cuckoo Pen, which is by the village allotments off St Helen’s Avenue, expired on March 21.
Now the tenant has been offered a new lease at an annual rate of £1,650.
The council had terminated the lease, saying it may need the land due to hundreds of new homes being built in the village, which could increase demand for allotments.
A meeting of the council earlier this year heard the land was not being properly looked after and since then giant hogweed has been found to be growing there.
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