An interesting concept coming forward in Bristol designed to help provide more homes - rather than "infill" or "garden grabbing", the intention is to make use of awkward or small(er) underused patches of land to install new homes. The homes themselves would be largely constructed off site and then lifted into place to minimise disruption.
We have seen similar concepts to this before (Edaroth for example) and such homes could genuinely make a difference - not necessarily in numbers but certainly in broadening the type of housing available. This was a key point highlighted in the Letwin Review, which sadly seems to have fallen by the wayside, despite some excellent recommendations.
Another important point is around affordability - these homes would be affordable, but that is because they are small (and not just far away). That in itself is not necessarily a problem, provided that other forms of housing are available - which is an ongoing issue!
Unique micro homes are to be built on old garage sites in Bristol to help the city tackle its housing crisis. “Gap homes” – so-called because they will be constructed in small spaces between houses and gardens – would be made off site and dropped into place across the city.