housing

Local Elections 2021

‘We just want to see change’: the Lawrence Hill residents feeling left behind by their councillors

Lawrence Hill is traditionally Labour but some residents are feeling let down by the current councillors. Can they hold onto Bristol's largest ward?

Wielding the strength of the union: ACORN Bristol’s demands

The Bristol residents caught up in the cladding crisis and left in the lurch by the government

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Housing in Bristol under Marvin Rees

Last autumn, a key election pledge by the mayor on affordable homes bit the dust, making headlines. But what else do the numbers say about Rees’s record, and the council’s ongoing housing crisis headaches?

City

Bedminster’s East Street is changing, but who will benefit?

Solutions in Bristol

Big ideas of what a good 'new normal' could look like after coronavirus

Lockdown gave a safety net for Bristol’s hidden homeless... But many remain on the street this time round

Bristol's response to the Everyone In scheme offered a lifeline to people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), but those who have become homeless since the first lockdown haven't had the safety net this time around, despite calls from homelessness charities to provide for rough sleepers.

Locals call for answers on fuel leak at St Pauls development site

Photos: Save the M32 Maples Developers have started to build 31 homes on the site of a former filling station in central Bristol from which...

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Smith, the council's housing boss, and how a socialist can be ‘credible’ with developers

The famously humorous Hartcliffe local was a city councillor in the 1990s, and then getting re-elected in 2016, bringing professional experience to the role of...

The Bristol property secretly owned by the controversial governor of the Bank of Lebanon

Investigation finds that Lebanon's Governor siphoned millions abroad, including into Bristol.

Council approves major new development plans in Lawrence Hill

The Council approves the building of hundreds of new homes, offices, shops, student accommodation and a new school in Lawrence Hill. But flooding objections from the Environment Agency could override the decision.

Developer withdraws planning proposals for 'grim' and 'Stalinist' St Pauls flats

Controversial plans for a four-storey block of flats in St Pauls have been withdrawn. The boss of developers Clayewater Homes says they spent “a lot...

Van dwellers resist eviction on Glenfrome Road

‘Intimidating’ bailiffs left the site without removing any vehicles.

A rent freeze could protect the 1 in 3 Bristolians who rent from coronavirus fallout

Temporary measures could see an eviction crisis unleashed once coronavirus is contained and business returns to usual

The idea of sharing a home across generational divides is having a come back

Housing is expensive for Bristol's young people, so what about bridging the generational divide and saving some cash?

How to heat your home, save cash and the planet

Some basic measures can go a long way to tackling carbon emissions.

Could Housing First put an end to the idea of people being ‘unhouseable’?

A radical alternative to traditional housing solutions is offering hope and stability to Bristolians who have spent years without a home to call their own.

Bristol: A city of solutions

There’s already so much great work being done across the city to find solutions. Here’s just a few ...

We asked: What needs solving in Bristol?

This issue is about solutions, so we asked the Cable’s 2,100 members what they most want to see solutions for. Here we explore some ideas for solutions to the biggest themes members raised: transport and housing. 

Residents slam 'serious flaw' in planning process in campaign to save threatened trees

Crucial questions remain unanswered in the ongoing fight to protect M32 Maples, including who owns the trees.

Final Bristol tower block with Grenfell-like cladding to have it removed

Final Bristol tower bloc with Grenfell-like cladding to have it removed

Bristol’s new van policy. What is it, and how will it affect you?

Injunctions, ‘high’ and ‘low’ impact, and surveillance. We explain what you can expect from the council's new van policy.

Housing coops: a landlord you can trust

For the many people in Bristol renting their homes and unable to buy, housing cooperatives offer an alternative way to live.

Some locals are financially benefiting from gentrification in St Pauls. But at a cost.

Crime may be down, and some locals are cashing in but there’s nostalgia for a different St Pauls.