Register Interest in Becoming a Smallholder

The application process for smallholders for our newly purchased site in Arlington, East Sussex has not yet begun.

Once planning permission has been secured we will publish our criteria and details of the application process.

If you would like to register interest in becoming a smallholder on ELC land and be added to our potential smallholder database then please email

Greenham Reach Smallholdings - Devon

In April 2013 we were granted planning permission to develop our first three affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture.

Since then three families have moved on and have been developing their livelihoods. You can read our latest monitoring report here.                                                                                                             

New Smallholding Proposal - Sussex

In 2017, The ELC purchased a 7.5-hectare field in the village of Arlington,East Sussex.

We are seeking permission from Wealden District Council to establish three affordable residential smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture.