Custom Build Bristol

To increase the supply of affordable housing that Bristolians want by allocating publicly owned housing development land for large scale custom building to individual requirements. A pilot would show that this approach increases the speed of house building, reduces the cost of housing and increases public land value. Other developed countries build 50% of their houses this way and build twice as many homes per head.

Why the contribution is important

There is a huge unsatisfied demand for custom build housing and a huge demand for new homes but no large scale delivery in the UK. Bristol can lead the way in showing how this can be done. Custom builders in Bristol are likely to specify greener, better designed homes contributing to Green Capital and a Better Bristol.

by user208246 on December 09, 2013 at 11:52PM

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Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 10 votes


  • Posted by user563181 December 10, 2013 at 22:57

    Pilot land allocation could be near a network rail hub or planning gain money could be used to rekindle a disused railway line into Bristol.
  • Posted by user903251 February 04, 2014 at 17:48

    Agreed. The main hurdle preventing people building their own eco homes is the availability of suitable land.

    If this takes off I would want to be a part of it.
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