Student houses to reduce council revenues by £1.6 million

Student houses to reduce council revenues by £1.6 million

Bristol City Council is set to lose around £1.6 million in revenue this year because of council tax exemptions for new student houses. In 2019/2020 there will be more student exemptions awarded than new houses paying council tax, according to Deputy Mayor Craig Cheney’s estimates. Cheney said in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that this […]

Hartcliffe housing: Council to buy land for 350 homes

Bristol City Council will buy Hartcliffe Campus from City of Bristol College as part of a plan to build 350 new homes. The project has been in the works since August 2017 but was finally approved by Cabinet on Tuesday. Thirty per cent of the new homes will be affordable, but Cabinet minister for housing […]

Trains delayed between Bristol and Cardiff

Trains delayed between Bristol and Cardiff

There was a major disruption on the railway lines between Filton Abbey Wood and Patchway today. GWR tweeted at 13:30 saying that the line from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central was closed due to a fault in the signalling system. The line reopened as normal at 15:00 but disruption is expected to continue, with […]