Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Following support at the Growth and
Regeneration EDM on March 22nd CEO approval is required to submit
two funding bids to the Brownfield Land Release Fund which will
enable remediation of two brownfield sites in Bristol for
Community-led affordable housing projects.
The Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 (BLRF2) is
making up to £180 million capital grant funding available to
English councils to support the release of council-owned brownfield
land for housing development. Local authorities are asked to submit
bids by 31 March 2023.
The decision has been taken to approve submission for two grant funding bids to the BLRF as follows:
Bristol City Council will submit two bids to Round 2 to fund abnormal costs for site remediation and ecological mitigation to enable the release of Rowlandson Gardens and Turner Gardens for development of Community-led affordable housing. Both sites are identified for disposal through the Council’s Community-led Housing Land Disposal Policy adopted by Cabinet in February 2020, Community led housing policies.
The bids are for:
£81,153 for garage / asbestos removal, ecological and remediation works at Turner Gardens, Lockleaze.
£43,329 for garage / asbestos removal at Rowlandson Gardens, Lockleaze.
This capital grant funding will unlock and accelerate the release of these local authority owned sites for Community Led Housing.
Option 1 - Following support at EDM on March
22nd CEO approval is required to submit two funding bids to the
Brownfield Land Release Fund which will enable remediation of two
brownfield sites in Bristol for Community-led affordable housing
Option 2 -
Option 3 -
Publication date: 29/03/2023
Date of decision: 24/03/2023