More than 100 new allotments created in Cheltenham

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Some 150 new allotments have been created in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in the past three years due to demand.

The borough council has brought derelict allotment land back into use, turned rough land into plots and divided larger areas into smaller plots.

The town has a waiting list of 500 people. Waiting times depend on area and demand is higher in the south.

Research shows 83,000 people in Britain are on a waiting list for an allotment.

A council spokesman said: "There has been a huge increase in the popularity of allotments over the last few years and we have received hundreds of applications."

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