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A modern housing development

There are more than 250,000 residents in South Gloucestershire and, as the fastest growing area in the South West, we are committed to creating more and better places to live and work.

When deciding what should be built in the area the council is guided by central government and community consultation in drawing up policies, such as the South Gloucestershire Local Plan, which focuses new development on the fringes of the built-up area as well as considering access and transportation.

The council also works with housing associations and developers to make sure that affordable homes are available for people who need them. Advice and help with finding a suitable home or other housing issues is also a key part of our service.

All building construction must achieve adequate standards for health, safety, energy conservation, access and facilities for disabled people. The council has a legal obligation to ensure that all construction work meets these standards.

A short video in British Sign Language (BSL) on housing and HomeChoice in South Gloucestershire is available to the left of this page. To view full screen click the button in the bottom left corner of the video.

Adapting homes

If you are having difficulty living independently at home due to a disability or frailty we can adap ...


Housing and council tax benefit is financial assistance towards your rent and council tax.

Building control

The building control process exists to make sure that buildings are properly designed and constructe ...

Council housing

Our housing stock has been transferred to Merlin Housing Society following a large scale voluntary t ...

Council tax

Council tax is payable on nearly all domestic properties. It is collected to help pay for local serv ...

Housing advice

We offer a wide range of housing services to tenants leaseholders homeowners landlords private tenan ...

Housing strategy and plans

The Housing Strategy sets out the approach to helping everyone in South Gloucestershire to access ho ...

New affordable homes

Affordable housing is for people who cannot afford to privately rent or buy on the open market.


There are more than 250000 residents in South Gloucestershire and as the fastest growing area in the ...

Private housing

A range of support and advice to private landlords tenants and homeowners in South Gloucestershire.

Recycling, rubbish and waste

Waste services in South Gloucestershire are provided by the Sort It partnership which aims to reduce ...

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