About our new build housing programme, where we're building homes and how to comment on a new build planning application or consultation.

Bristol City Council has pledged to deliver 1,769 new council homes by 2027. We aim to use council owned brownfield and derelict sites across Bristol.

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

Read more information on affordable housing.

The new build housing programme

The new build housing programme aims to use smaller brownfield sites across Bristol to provide new, high quality council 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 antisocial behaviour on derelict sites

Read our housing strategy and supporting documents.

Apply for council housing on our new build sites

We'll advertise the new build properties on Home Choice Bristol.

They'll be advertised 8 weeks before the build is expected to finish.

Projects in construction

Location: Airport road
Developer: Boklok
Partnership: Bristol City Council and Homes England

We're buying 79 homes, a mixture of houses and flats.

55 will be offered as social rent, 24 will be offered as shared ownership between Bristol City Council and the buyers.

Completion expected: spring 2022.

Location: Cedar House, Blackberry Hill former hospital site
Developer: Vistry
Partnership: Bristol City Council and Homes England

We're buying 25 homes, a mixture of 1 and 2 bed flats.

These will be offered a social rent.

Completion expected: spring 2023.

Location: St Peters House, Bishopthorpe Road, Horfield
Developer: Bristol City Council
Partnership: Bristol City Council, Stepnell Construction, Homes England

We’re building 28 new council homes, a Children’s Home, and a community centre.

These will be offered as social rent.

Completion expected: spring 2024.

Location: Romney House
Developer: Goram Homes and Vistry
Partnership: Bristol City Council and Homes England

We're buying 147 homes, a mixture of flats and houses.

94 will be offered as social rent, 53 will be offered as shared ownership.

Completion expected: 2023 to 2025.

Projects in development

We've started the next phase of the new build  housing programme.

We're planning to develop several sites by 2027. These will provide around 1,769 new homes (subject to planning consent).

  pdf New build housing proposed developments (405 KB)

Comment on a new build programme live consultation or planning application

There are no live consultations or planning applications within the new build programme.

Contact the Housing Delivery team

Email housing.development.hra@bristol.gov.uk if you:

  • have a question about the new build housing programme
  • need more information about a site being developed near you