housing and homelessness
From city of sanctuary to ‘city of opportunity’ – how Bristol can better integrate refugees
Asylum seekers and refugees should be thought of as ‘citizens-in-waiting’, people with rights, skills and potential, a new report argues. Instead, many people at the sharp end of the system feel shut out of contributing to society.
Revealed: Renters living in mouldy flats handed steep rent hike by millionaire London landlords
Residents of the iconic Queens Court housing block in Clifton are fed up with living in poor conditions and their complaints being ignored, a Cable investigation has uncovered.
End to no-fault evictions in sight as reforms to the private rented sector finally arrive
Housing campaigners have welcomed the long-anticipated Renters Reform Bill entering Parliament and committed to closing any loopholes for landlords to exploit.
Insurance giant Legal & General to shut factory that makes homes for hugely delayed Lockleaze scheme
L&G says the move, which will result in 450 job losses, will not affect homes at the Bonnington scheme being completed by spring 2024 – 18 months late.
Bristol’s car parks take up land the size of 150 football pitches. What if they could be replaced by housing?
Across the Bristol area, hundreds of acres of space is occupied by off-street car parks. What impact could building new homes on them have on the housing crisis, and on making the city more liveable?
Temple Island: the latest creep of pseudo-public space across Bristol?
Bristol City Council has agreed terms for a major redevelopment of Temple Island, but what are the trade-offs when public land is sold to private companies?
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Labour’s Nicola Beech on whether developers or the public are getting the best deal out of our city
Why does it sometimes feel like developers are giving the council the runaround? Neil chats to councillor Nicola Beech about the crucial but complex world of city planning.
Notorious Bristol property boss fined more than £10,000 for eyesores
Mushtaq Ahmed was fined £10,327 for failing to comply with a legal order to clean up three empty buildings he owns – after the Cable revealed the potential breach earlier this year.