New council homes in Bristol

New council homes in Bristol

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

What we're doing

We started the New Build Housing programme in 2014, using brownfield sites to provide new, high quality homes. A brownfield site is any piece of land that has previously been developed, such as a car park, factory or office building. 

Our target is to build 2000 new homes by 2020. This includes 800 affordable homes, some of which will be council housing.

Housing strategy and supporting documents

Council homes we've built

We built 133 new council homes between 2015 and August 2019. 

New build council housing completed units (pdf, 64KB) (opens new window) (opens new window)

Where we’re building new council homes

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

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

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. 

Eastwood Road, Brislington

11 two-bedroom houses and 2 one-bedroom flats on the site of the former Broomhill Elderly Persons’ Home on Eastwood Road, Brislington. We expect to complete the project in winter 2019 (planning reference: 17/00821/F).

Alderman Moores

Our largest site to date is at Alderman Moores and will be called 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).

If you want to be kept updated on the progress on the progress and availability of properties in this development, go to the Ashton Rise website to register your interest.

Future development schemes

We’ve started the next phase of the new build council housing programme. We’ll develop 11 sites over the next three years, which will provide around 550 new homes (subject to planning consent). We’ll announce more details in due course.


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: