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.
New homes we've built
We will have built over 250 new homes between 2015 and 2021.
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.
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
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).
We’ve won industry awards for the quality of the design and construction methods used for three of these development schemes:
- Challender Court in Henbury was the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South West Sustainability Award.
- Suffolk Close, Henbury: Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards, Winner of Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development & Finalist for Best Small Housing Development 2018.
- Kingsmarsh Way, Lawrence Hill: Winner of a Bristol Civic Society Design Award 2017.
- Hope Rise St Georges: Insider Residential Property Awards Winner.
- Richeson Close: Bristol LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020, Winner, best new housing development.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org