Decision details

Scheme Approval Report for Airport Rd, Hengrove (affordable housing deal).

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To accelerate the provision of housing to meet the Mayor’s target of making sure that 2,000 new homes – 800 affordable – are built in Bristol each year by 2020.


That the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, the Section 151 Officer and the Mayor with responsibility for Housing (with appropriate legal and procurement advice) approves entering into contract with BoKlok Housing (`direct’ award) for the development of 79 affordable homes.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - We considered not making an offer to the Developer for the homes, but it was not taken forward as the preferred option due to the following:
•The site was previously Council owned land (incl. a former Area Housing Office).
•The Council can secure affordable “additionality” on the site (27 units).
•The financially viability of the scheme is too good for the HRA to pass-up.
•The scheme gives the HRA a significant number of “starts” for 2020/21.
•The kudos attached to delivering such an innovative scheme.
•The scheme enables the HRA to spend RTB receipts at risk of being returned.
•The proposal is for a revenue generating scheme that will benefit the HRA Business Plan.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 08/01/2021

Date of decision: 07/01/2021