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Council Land and Premises

Allotments, Grazing land, Garages, Council Property Register and the Corporate Asset Management Plan.

Corporate Asset Management Plan

Asset management provides a structured process to ensure value for money from property in serving the needs of the organisation. Property assets are expensive, in terms of both their capital value and annual maintenance and running costs. They need to be carefully managed over their lives to ensure best value through their use, maintenance and generation of income.

Craven District Council's Asset Management Plan (AMP) sets out the Council's approach to the strategic management of its land and buildings, outlining how the Council's assets support the Council's priorities. The AMP also identifies the action required to develop these priorities further and contains proposals for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Council's property portfolio.

Further there are a range of benefits that can be derived from effective asset management including:

  • release of capital for re-investment or debt reduction; 
  • efficient running costs; 
  • better public service provision by improved property and co-location of services; 
  • property in good condition; 
  • improved property use and bringing together similar uses into the same property; 
  • improved productivity, changes in corporate culture and facilitation of corporate change; 
  • improved delivery of community objectives through the more effective use of property; 
  • innovative strategic procurement

Grazing land

Craven District Council has various parcels of grazing land within the district ranging from 0.5 acres to 36 acres. Grazing Licences are granted by negotiation.

Craven District Council owns 7 parcels of land in Skipton, 2 in Ingleton, 1 in Embsay and 1 in Bentham.

The licence fee varies depending upon the size of the field. The terms of the licence will be discussed when a site is offered.

Currently there are no vacant sites.

Please be aware that sites may not become available for a number of years. If you would like to join the waiting list please contact us.


Craven District Council has 21 allotment plots, 16 in Aireville Park, Skipton and 5 at Granville Street, Skipton.

Allotments are very popular and there are long waiting lists on each site. Plots may not become available for a number of years.

The following Parish and Town Councils also own and manage allotment sites:

  • Embsay-with-Eastby
  • Settle (Town)
  • Skipton (Town)
  • Sutton-in-Craven



Craven District Council owns garages in many towns and villages across the district. In addition we have a number of plots where tenants can erect their own garage.

The garages are intended for the storage of a roadworthy vehicle and are not sufficiently secure or watertight to store any other goods. You should not store petrol or other inflammable materials in your garage. Please note that none of the garages have an electricity supply.

Garage locations

Location Address
Carleton Beckside Plots
Cononley Crag View
Embsay Dalacres garages and plots
Giggleswick Bankwell Road
Giggleswick Riversdale
Glusburn Valley View/Greenway plots
Hellifield Park Crescent plots
Kettlewell Langcliffe Garth
Settle Lower Greenfoot
Settle Mill Close (two sites)
Skipton East Castle Street plots
Threshfield Caxton Garth

Garages are let on a monthly tenancy and are subject to an annual rent review.

The current rent for a garage is £80.57 per calendar month including VAT.

The current rent for a plot is £108.11 including VAT per annum except at East Castle Street  where the annual rent is £113.14 inc VAT.

We operate a waiting list for residents of the Parish where the garages are situated and make offers in date order. 

Apply for a Garage or plot

You can apply online for a garage of plot:

Apply For a Garage or Plot