Renting for Polytunnels

Hi there
I'm looking to rent a small area, probably no more than half and acre, to erect a couple of commercial polytunnels. to grow chillis, peppers etc. Not sure how much would be a decent rent... I'd also want to put 3-4 100 litre water containers, to collect rain water. Unless the land has a supply i could tap into and obviously contribute towards. The idea is to sell at markets, farmers markets car boot etc.

Anyone got an idea as to a decent rental amount... South Northamptonshire.
 

PollyTunnels

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I was about to place a vey similar ad but for land in Central or South Bucks. I need land plus water storage for about 30 metres of polytunnel. I can erect the tunnel myself, but id there is an existing one with the covering in good condition i may be interested in that. I would also like a degree of secure access as I may install solar poered equipment for early season lighting and security lighting etc, as one or more workers may be female and their safety when accessing and working at hours of darkness in jan feb etc is critical. Close to road is useful as access would be for flatbed truck at times and usually by 4x4 vehicle and trailer only, no tractor or tracked vehicles. Inspection when growth is underway is welcomed andencouraged. Peppers, culinary herbs and peppers would be the produce. Possibly one section heated for some plants esp early months. Space for a secure equipment/fertilsiser/pesticide storage shed is ideal.

Please message or reply with annual rental costs, and water supply, and of site inspection is available. Good luck to you too, Coreservers :)
 
I live in Northants and had a large glasshouse near Harborough for a while. My top tip is to cycle around the county looking for abandoned greenhouses or polytunnels and then ask the landowner if you can take them over, or add one next to them. The advantage is they have everything set up and the water and electricity in place.
Negotiate not to pay rent for the first year as you will be adding value to their land. Plus you need to make sure you are up for the challenge.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

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On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

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