Places to live for the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller community, buying land and getting planning permission.

Pitches for rent

Long term caravan site

In Bristol there is one small caravan site in Ashton Vale. Contact the GRT team to apply for a pitch on the site.

Call:   0117 352 5009.

Short term caravan site

If you have a place to live but would like to stay in Bristol for up to 13 weeks, you can apply for a pitch on the council transit site at Avonmouth, contact the GRT team.

Call: 0117 922 4272

Long term house or flat

The council and housing associations have houses and flats for rent but they are in demand and you may have to wait a long time to get one.  To apply for a council house or flat you'll need to apply to go on the Bristol Housing Register

Call: 0117 922 2400

Vehicle dwellers

pdf Our community pact for vehicle dwellers (223 KB)

Tenant support 

We provide support to people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of losing their homes.
This service will assist people with:

  • Sustaining their current tenancy
  • The resettlement to and sustain a new tenancy
  • Managing of money and reducing debt
  • Preventing homelessness


Call: 0117 352 1800

Information about your rights as a private tenant

Bristol City Council Tenancy Relations

The Tenancy Relations Service is a free and confidential service which gives advice for tenants and landlords of privately rented accommodation.

Call: 0117 922 2500

Get advice about buying land and planning permission

Bristol is a very popular city to live and work in. This has made land prices very high and the council has to put controls on what land is used. If you're interested in buying land in the city and getting planning permission you'll need to get advice from the council planning department. See also planning information.

Call: 0117 352 5009

Homeless or at risk of being homeless

View If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless on the Bristol City Council website for advice and support.

If you are homeless, rough sleeping or in a housing crisis view information about St Mungo's Go to (opens new window) who can offer help and support.