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Council cements our plans for thousands of new homes

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Bristol City Council’s cabinet has approved our 2024/25 Business Plan

Every year we submit a business plan to Bristol City Council. It sets out where we’re building, where we plan to build next, and our pipeline of development sites across the city.

This year, the plan’s approval coincides with homes being finished on our first development at One Lockleaze. And a year in which we will welcome our very first residents.

2024/25 will be a year of construction, across multiple new developments.

The sites we’ll start to develop in 2024/25 will deliver more than 2,100 new homes for Bristol when complete. Around half of these homes will be council-owned, affordable housing.

We’ll also start work on the next phase of Hengrove Park this year, the largest development in Bristol in a generation. This development alone will create over 700 council-owned homes for social rent or shared ownership. We are already building 53 council-owned homes for social rent and shared ownership at the entrance to Hengrove Park.

The Business Plan highlights our focus on building council-owned affordable homes in the city, with more than 100 completed by April 2025.

Chair of our Board, Aman Dalvi OBE, said:

“We urgently need to build more homes for Bristol. At Goram Homes we’re bringing together the best of the public and private sectors to unlock and regenerate difficult or underutilised brownfield sites – from derelict depots to former schools.

“Our partnership model, and mix of affordable and market sale homes, makes us financially secure, and ensures we’re building the housing and new communities needed for a growing city”  

The plan also shows the three brownfield sites we will prioritise for a planning submission in the coming financial year:

Cllr Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homelessness, adds:

“Goram Homes’ plans will turbocharge the building of council homes in our city, adding to the 12,534 new homes built in Bristol since 2016. Working together, we can regenerate more council land into much needed housing, with council homes in the numbers that fellow Bristolians so desperately need.”

The Business Plan also highlights our high sustainability targets. All homes submitted for planning permission in 2024/25 will be Net Zero carbon and have an EPC rating of A. Each development will also improve wildlife and nature on each site by more than 10% – exceeding policy targets for Biodiversity Net Gain. 

You can find out more about the sites we’re developing on our development webpages.


Published On: 6 March 2024

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