Plans to build a housing development, just behind a major road in south Bristol, have been given the green light. The 59 one and two-bedroom flats and eight terraced houses in Bedminster would all be classed as affordable.
Focused around a small triangular area of public open space with children’s play area, the three blocks would range from three to five storeys.
Councillors unanimously approved the plans. Bishopsworth councillor Richard Eddy said: “All too often we struggle to get even 20% affordable housing for developments and often even less than that. I also know how sustainable a location it is with walking and cycling as well as a bus route and train station. It would be almost impossible to find a more sustainable site.”
Property consultancy firm JLL has predicted more than 2,000 new build-to-rent apartments could be created in Bristol by 2021.