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.

Bell Close former garage site, Horfield

A scheme of 9 affordable homes (1 bed units) located on a former garage site.

View the online consultation on the proposal for Bell Close.

Deadline for comments is 14 July 2021.

For more information, email

Greville House, Stockwood

A scheme of affordable homes (mixture of 1 bed apartments, 2 bed bungalows, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses) located on the site of the former elderly persons home (Greville House) on Lacey Road.

View the online consultation on the proposal for the Greville House.

Deadline for comments is 19 July 2021.

For more information, email

New Kingsland, 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 and can be viewed through the planning portal.  Search for planning reference: 21/01870/FB

Ashton Rise

Our largest site to date is Ashton Rise. We’re working with Willmott Dixon to deliver 133 homes, 53 council units and 80 for private sale (planning reference: 17/06559/FB).

The development is now well underway with the site due to complete in April 2021.

If you want to be kept updated on the availability of properties in this site, go to the Ashton Rise website.

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)


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: