325 Fishponds Road

325 Fishponds Road

Bristol City Council have agreed the sale of the land to Bristol CLT for £1 to develop affordable housing. Bristol CLT have developed a member led design for the site which will provide a mix of affordable housing with members completing works to their homes themselves. A planning application is due in the Spring 2013. There will be a new terrace at the rear of the site with six 3 bedroom homes.  The existing building will be retained and converted to provide six one bedroom duplex flats. Bristol CLT is also progressing plans for a communal garden for residents at the front of the site.

Living at 325 Fishponds Road information sheet.


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If you are interested in being part of the resident community at 325 Fishponds Road you should first consider if you will be eligible.  Because Bristol CLT is a  recipient of public funds it needs to be able to demonstrate the housing need and eligibility of its members.    If you intend to rent you will need to register with Home Choice Bristol to ensure you were on the Bristol housing register. Regardless of your situation, you will still be registered within a banding which will be determined by your level of housing need. If you intended to buy an equity stake, you will need to register with both Home Choice Bristol and South West Homes.

Restrictions around the occupancy levels within the houses and flats within the
scheme will also apply. The rules are slightly different depending on whether your intention is to buy an equity stake or rent. In terms of buying, the rule for an individual or a couple is one bedroom plus a spare bedroom. In terms of renting, if you were applying as an individual or a couple  you would be eligible for one room only.

Further scheme information

Unit mix

– x 2 3 bed family courtyard houses, for shared equity sale at a 65% share at £110,500*

– x 4 3 bed family terraced houses, for shared equity sale at a 65% share at £117,000*

x 1 1 bed apartment, for shared equity sale at  a65% share at £65,000*

– x 5 1 bed apartments for affordable rent at £94.80 per week*

*all prices may be subject to change

Unit type Description

Total gross internal area m2

Terrace (x4) 3 Bed 5 Person   Terraced House


Courtyard (x2) 3 Bed 5 Person Courtyard House


Duplex (unit 1) 1 Bed 2 Person   Apartment


Duplex (unit 2) 1 Bed 1 Person   Apartment


Duplex (unit 3) 1 Bed 2 Person   Apartment


Duplex (unit 4) 1 Bed 2 Person   Apartment


Duplex (unit 5) 1 Bed 2 Person   Apartment


Duplex (unit 6) 1 Bed 2 Person   Apartment


For more information, to express your interest in the scheme or if you have any questions  please email: annamaloney@bchf.co.uk

Visualisations of the current scheme


9 Responses to 325 Fishponds Road

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  2. james lucas says:

    Hi there,
    I would live to find out more about this. Do you have another meeting coming up?
    Many thanks,


    • Hello James,

      The next meeting will be very soon – first two weeks of November, I’m just trying to get the venue confirmed. To ensure you are notified of the date, I suggest you fill out a membership form and return it to me: annamaloney@bchf.co.uk so that you are on the notification list. But I’ll also post details of the meeting on the ‘Events’ page on the website shortly. Anna

  3. Justelene Papacosma says:

    I have not yet understood, who will/may live in this development?
    Thank you

    • Hello Justelene,

      Thanks for your message. Eligible Bristol CLT members will be the future residents of homes in this development. In order to be eligible, they must be registered on the housing register for homes to rent, or be registered with South West Homes for homes to purchase. I can supply further information by email if you are interested in either option.
      Many thanks,

      Anna Maloney
      Bristol CLT Development Officer
      0117 931 9789

  4. Hi,

    Is there any provision for parking here? The area is already choked with cars using on-street parking.

    Thanks, Lloyd.

    • Hello Lloyd,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, the scheme provides 12 parking spaces within an 11 metre strip of land at the north of the site (part of the depot area currently used by the parks team) negotiated with Bristol City Council as part of the sale of the overall site to Bristol CLT. We are aware of the congested nature of the on street parking in the immediate area and are keen to hear from residents who live close by to the site. We are holding a series of consultation sessions for local residents starting this Friday 30th November from 1pm – 4pm and on Saturday 1st December from 10am – 12pm. This will be held in the classroom hut within the parks depot site just behind the old school building off the car park. Do come along to either session so we can speak with you directly and record your comments.

      Thank you,
      Anna Maloney
      Bristol CLT Development Officer
      0117 931 9789

  5. Rennie Dickins says:

    I am so pleased to see this site being put to good use as I worked there from about 1985 to 2005 and have many happy memories . The part that looks like a chapel was the original Fishponds Library , then it became a part of Whitfield School and finally was my workshop where we made gates and stiles for the surrounding countryside .

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