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.

Exclusive: Council to “urgently” investigate Lopresti landlord business, but ice cream vans untouched for now

Announcement follows the Cable’s investigation and police action into the notorious landlords and businessmen.

Goodbye to unfair letting fees 

Victory for renters who for too long have had to fork out.

Too hot to handle? Help us investigate fire at 'The Office' in Speedwell

“It seems the bigger and more dangerous the fire, the less scrutiny it receives." We're calling on readers to share information to help crack the case of the Strachan and Henshaw fire.

Tiny homes: ‘An innovative way of getting people to accept less’

Tiny homes are popping up in Bristol, with the council even bypassing its own policy to permit miniature flats. But as a solution to the housing crisis, this approach could do more harm than good.

From homes for heroes to a housing crisis: a potted history of Bristol’s council housing

This year marks a century since the start of serious council housebuilding in our city. After years of neglect, a resurgence in social homes is long overdue

Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses

Charities say the bill, if passed, would lead to the forced assimilation of Gypsies and Travellers.

Road to nowhere: Bristol's hidden housing crisis

Faced with a unique housing crisis and deep-seated prejudice, where are Bristol’s Gypsy and Traveller population supposed to go?

How two survivors of abuse were failed. And how they fought back.

A story of two women on the sharp end of organisational failures, who refused to be victims.

Hundreds of Bristolians face landlords with an ultimate legal power. But a rebellion is growing

A fightback is brewing against a piece of legislation that epitomises the difficulties of having a secure home.

People block developers profiting from Bristol's housing crisis

Campaign against the Chocolate Factory development in Greenbank kicks back into action as developers begin work – minus any affordable housing.

Hamilton House owners shut out Coexist after decade of managing building

Following a year of fraught negotiations, evictions and uncertainty, the building’s owners are also submitting a full planning application for flats.

The Cable view: A development for justice in this city, with the help of Cable members

The Cable led calls from across the city to #bootoutbailiffs - and we’re being heard.

The debate: High-rises in Bristol – addressing the housing crisis or soulless towers?

The council has launched a plan to build a number of high-rise residential towers across the city in a bid to make better use of the city’s limited space, attracting resistance from campaigners and the Green Party, who say the towers are too high and unnecessary. Two players in the debate give th...

Opinion: Our mayor has an open goal opportunity to help thousands. Will he take it?

There is a strong moral and financial case to drop the medieval practice of enforcing debts with hired heavies.

Council launch van living and rough sleeping policy consultations

BCC announces consultations for its new van and rough sleeping encampments the day after completing Greenbank evictions.

Only one rogue landlord prosecuted for illegal eviction in four years

In the past four years Bristol City Council have only successfully prosecuted one landlord for illegal eviction.

Reactions to council’s new proposals on van dwellers

The draft plans, which outline greater enforcement powers, receives mixed reactions.

Artists pushed out but fighting back: YardArts Village

From St Pauls to Shirehampton: Circus company YardArts aim to turn leaving the city centre into an opportunity.

EXCLUSIVE: Council policy on van living outlines greater enforcement powers

Bristol is to become one of the first places in the country to have a stretegy for vehicle dwellers, but some fear it could simply end up displacing people.