The new homes planned at Hillfields Community Hub
HILLFIELDS Family & Community Trust is working with Bristol & Bath Regional Capital to develop land next to the Hub to create new social housing.
The plan is to build six two-bedroom homes and four one-bedroom flats, which will be owned by the trust and available for social rent, providing the trust with an ongoing income.
Because most existing homes in Hillfields are larger 3 and 4-bedroom houses, the scheme will provide the opportunity either for young people to rent a starter home or people whose children have left home to move somewhere smaller while staying in the area.
The site, pictured below, is currently home to the Hillfields FC clubhouse and waste ground, which has recently been the victim of illegal dumping. The football club is due to move into new accommodation in the Hub building.
Consultation meetings about the project will be held later this year to ensure residents have their say and can help decide what is built. If all goes to plan, work would start next year with the new homes ready for tenants in summer 2021.
The estimated £1.7 million cost would come through Bristol's City Funds finance scheme for community projects.
If the project is a success, further small-scale schemes could be built.