Strategic Tenancy Policy Plus


Under its Localism Bill the Government are making changes to the types of affordable housing tenancies offered. There is also an expectation that the Council will review its Housing Register, the way affordable housing is allocated; and finally the way in which tenancies pass to family members of tenants. It will be a duty of the Council to publish a Strategic Housing Policy to propose how this should operate in Bristol. The Council is consulting on all these changes under the ‘umbrella’ title Strategic Housing Policy Plus. The consultation also covers any disposal of affordable housing.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council wants to ensure that any changes to the way affordable housing is allocated and used in Bristol is consulted on and

  • Meets housing need; and 
  • Support outcomes identified in its Housing Strategy.

It is recommended that consultees read the file:Simple Guide to STP Plus.doc and fill in the feedback section therein.

If they want more detail they should read the file:STP + proposals paper Aug 2011.doc.

For context a link to the Government’s web page is included and other supporting papers.

Related Documents


See the attached reports for outcomes of the consultation.



Kevin Mulvenna (Senior Policy & Projects Officer) Policy and Partnerships 0117 3525145

Key Dates

Status: Closed

Ran from 22 Aug 2011 to 13 Nov 2011
Results expected 30 November 2011
Feedback expected 30 November 2011

Other Information


  • Ashley,
  • Avonmouth,
  • Bedminster,
  • Bishopston,
  • Bishopsworth,
  • Brislington East,
  • Brislington West,
  • Cabot,
  • Clifton,
  • Clifton East,
  • Cotham,
  • Easton,
  • Eastville,
  • Filwood,
  • Frome Vale,
  • Hartcliffe,
  • Henbury,
  • Hengrove,
  • Henleaze,
  • Hillfields,
  • Horfield,
  • Kingsweston,
  • Knowle,
  • Lawrence Hill,
  • Lockleaze,
  • Redland,
  • Southmead,
  • Southville,
  • St George East,
  • St George West,
  • Stockwood,
  • Stoke Bishop,
  • Westbury-on-Trym,
  • Whitchurch Park,
  • Windmill Hill


  • All residents,
  • Asylum seekers and refugees,
  • Black and minority ethnic people,
  • Council tenants,
  • LGBT - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people,
  • Older people,
  • People with disabilities


  • Children and young people ,
  • Older people's issues ,
  • Race issues ,
  • Central government ,
  • Carers support,
  • Disability ,
  • Mental health ,
  • Homelessness,
  • Housing