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New affordable homes in Bristol

New affordable homes in Bristol

Our New Build Affordable Housing programme, where we’re building homes and how many homes we’ve built so far.

What we're doing

The New Build Affordable Housing programme began in 2014, with the aim of using smaller brownfield and back-land sites across the city to provide new, high quality affordable homes.

By doing this, we’re:

  • making the best use of land we already own
  • improving areas for local communities
  • addressing the demand for affordable housing in Bristol
  • helping reduce anti-social behaviour on derelict sites

A brownfield site is any piece of land that has previously been occupied, such as a car park, factory or office building. 

Housing strategy and supporting documents.

New homes we've built

We will have built over 250 new homes between 2015 and 2021.

New build housing completed units (pdf, 132KB) (opens new window) .

Where we’re building new council homes

To reduce costs, most of the sites make use of land we already own, with a focus on derelict sites that we can bring back into use.

We’re developing on a number of sites in Bristol. On the Local Planning Portal you can find more detailed information about each of the schemes, including site layout plans and elevations. Use the planning reference to find a scheme.

Gap House, Bell Close, Horfield

After a consultation of 9 innovative gap homes on a former garage site located off Bell Close in Horfield, we have updated the design to incorporate comments where possible.

See our response to the Gap House consultation (pdf, 3.8MB) (opens new window) .

West Street, Bedminster, South Bristol

After a consultation of proposed apartments located off West Street, Bedminster, we have updated the design to incorporate comments where possible.

See our response to the West Street consultation (pdf, 5.7MB) (opens new window) .

Brentry House, Knole Lane, North Bristol

A scheme of homes for social rent (mixture of 1 and 2 bed apartments, and 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed houses) located on the site of the former elderly persons home, Brentry House.

The planning application has been approved and can be viewed through the planning portal. Search for planning reference: 20/02137/FB

Building work is due to start on site in Autumn 2021. We will write to residents once we have a confirmed start date.

Brunel Ford, Muller Road, North Bristol

A scheme of homes for social rent (mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bed houses) located on the site of the former Ford Dealership on Muller Road.

The planning application has been approved and can be viewed through the planning portal. Search for planning reference: 20/02800/FB.

Building work is due to start on site in Autumn 2021. We will write to residents once we have a confirmed start date.

Capel Road, Commonfield Road and Oakhanger Drive, Lawrence Weston, North Bristol

Five schemes of homes for social rent (mixture of 1 and 2 bed apartments, 1, 2 3 and 4 bed houses) located in Lawrence Weston.

The following planning applications are approved and can be viewed through the planning portal:

  • 20/02189/FB: Land between 20 to 34 Capel Road, Bristol, BS11 0RE
  • 20/02197/FB:  Land adjacent to 41 Capel Road, Bristol, BS11 0RD
  • 20/02196/FB: Land between 21 and 39 Capel Road, Bristol, BS11 0RD
  • 20/02162/FB: Land adjacent to 14 Commonfield Road, Bristol, BS11 0RF
  • 20/02163/FB: Land adjacent to 16 Oakhanger Drive, Bristol, BS11 0RJ

Building work is due to start on site in Autumn 2021. We will write to residents once we have a confirmed start date.

St Peters, Bishopthorpe Road, Horfield

A scheme of homes for social rent (1, 2 and 4 bedroom units) including community provision.

The planning application has been approved and can be viewed through the planning portal. Search for planning reference: 19/04101/FB.

Building work is due to start on site in Autumn 2021. We will write to residents once we have a confirmed start date.

New Kingsland, Passage Road, Henbury

A scheme of affordable homes (mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bed units) located on a former church site on Passage Road in Henbury, Bristol.

A planning application has now been submitted which you can view through the planning portal.  Search for planning reference: 21/01870/FB

New Kingsland, Passage Road, Henbury

A scheme of affordable homes (mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bed units) located on a former church site on Passage Road in Henbury, Bristol.

A planning application was granted in October 2021 which you can view through the planning portal. Search for planning reference: 21/01870/FB.

We'll be undertaking enabling works over the coming months and will publish more information once the site is ready to be brought forward for development.

Future development schemes

We’ve started the next phase of the new build affordable housing programme. We’re intending to develop a number of sites over the next three to five years, which will provide around 550 new homes (subject to planning consent).

New build housing proposed developments (pdf, 121KB) (opens new window)

Awards

We’ve won industry awards for the quality of the design and construction methods used for three of these development schemes: 

We’ve been nominated and shortlisted as finalists  for a number of industry awards (pdf, 33KB) (opens new window)

Apply for council housing

To place a bid when we advertise the properties, you must be registered with Home Choice Bristol

Contact the Housing Delivery team

If you’ve got a question about the New build council housing programme or need more information about a site being developed near you, email: housing.development.hra@bristol.gov.uk