These resources can help you with finding land for your growing enterprise, and forming partnerships with land owners.


Finding land


There are a number of options when looking for land in and around Bristol.

Bristol City Council have a number of smallholdings and pieces of land around the city. To find out what land is currently available, contact the Allotments and Smallholdings team on or 0117 922 3719.

Estate Agents such as David James sometimes advertise land for rent so it is worth speaking to some local agents to see if they have anything available.


The best place to look for land is through estate agencies.



Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS)
An impartial, collaborative advisory service aiming to increase community access to land across the UK.

Guidebook for land seekers
An online guide to finding and acquiring land for growing projects. Published by Incredible Edible Somerset.

Guidebook for land owners
An online guide for land owners, explaining how to make land available for community groups. Published by Incredible Edible Somerset.

Do you have vacant land?
An article looking at how you can turn vacant land into business innovation, and the benefits for both growers but the landowner too



Land partnerships

Fresh Start Land Enterprise Centre
Business information and support for entrepreneurs and established businesses in the land-based sector. This brings together the expertise of people with many years of experience to help new and established land-based businesses.

The Land Partnerships Handbook (pdf download 1.9MB)
This practical and thought-provoking handbook sets out practical and constructive ways to:

  • Make land partnerships happen
  • Unlock the potential of land and of budding entrepreneurs
  • Encourage and explore new forms of land tenure
  • Use existing models more imaginatively


Legal issues

Finding land to grow food (pdf download)
A guide to the legal issues for community groups. Key issues to consider before you buy, lease or otherwise gain access to land. Produced by Community Council of Devon.