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Help shape the 30-year plan for council homes

Help shape the 30-year plan for council homes

People in Bristol are being asked for their views to help shape the 30-year plan for providing and maintaining council homes in Bristol.

20 October 2021

Views are being sought through a survey and through the opportunity for people to select their priorities for investing in council homes by creating a suggested budget.

Bristol City Council owns and manages over 28,500 homes. The rents and service charges collected are used to provide services to the tenants and leaseholders living in these homes. They are also used to repair, maintain, and improve the homes, communal areas, blocks and estates. They can also be used to build new homes to meet housing needs.

The council manages a balanced 30-year business plan, to make sure essential services and investments can be provided in the future. There are many challenges in providing and managing council housing, and the council is asking for views on how they prioritise these competing demands.

Councillor Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, said: “We know we have a housing crisis in Bristol, and we need to find solutions, ensuring more people have a roof over their head that they can be proud of."

“We’re asking people from across the city to let us know what their priority would be for spending and raising the money that we need. How do we get the right balance between investing in the standard of our existing homes, investing to reduce carbon emissions, and investing to build new homes? We need your view to help shape the plan for investing in council homes across our city.”

The survey will be open until Friday 3 December. To find out more and to give your views please visit www.bristolhousingconversation.co.uk 

You can request a paper copy, alternative format or translated version of the survey by contacting the housing team by email at housing.conversation@bristol.gov.uk or by phone on 0117 352 1444.

Cabinet will decide whether to approve the recommended 30-year business plan in early 2022.

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