Bristol City Council to launch its own housing company

Bristol is in the midst of an acute housing crisis, with lack of supply and increasing demands leading to ever-spiralling costs.

Mayor Marvin Rees has pledged to build 2,000 homes per year by 2020 in a bid to address this – but beyond that, the Labour administration says it wants to create mixed neighbourhoods and discourage “gated communities” that only serve to exacerbate existing divides.

It is in with these two goals in mind that the council is seeking to create its own housing company, a move it says will accelerate house-building across the city and enable greater control over the sites that are developed.


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