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The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) provides an innovative and cost effective research service of the highest quality. We have over twenty years experience operating from our base in a world class university. We have a proven track record of providing the evidence and analysis to influence and support better practice and policy.

We are...

  • a specialist team of high quality researchers and policy analysts focused on housing and planning issues
  • available to do short term research synthesis and longer term studies
  • backing your policy and practice with quality evidence and analysis
  • located in the Department of Land Economy - a 'World Leading' research department focused on land and property in one of the world's top universities

We have...

  • 25 years accumulated knowledge and experience of housing and planning
  • a team of highly qualified researchers with the full range of research skills
  • a track record of work conducted to time and within budget

Our specialisms include...

  • social housing and low cost home ownership
  • section 106 and affordable housing development
  • understanding local housing markets
  • the role of home ownership and private renting
  • policy analysis backed by unrivalled social housing statistics

Working with your organisation, we...

  • turn your idea into a proposal for a research project that meets your needs
  • produce evidence-based guides for best practice
  • conduct data analysis, cost-benefit analysis and econometric modelling
  • collect and analyse secondary data on housing and planning
  • provide you with customised data and analysis for your question/research problem
  • host exploratory seminars at locations to suit you
  • conduct surveys, focus groups, telephone and face to face interviews

Please contact us for more details on our services, to discuss your requirements or to commission some work


In addition to the wide range of customised research services we can provide, please see below for more details on the specific products and services we are currently offering:

Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality

Information about household incomes at a local level has long been acknowledged as a gap in available data. Social landlords in particular often need household incomes at local authority level in order to set, for example, Affordable Rents for different sizes of property, and to assess the potential market for shared ownership development.

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New research shows numbers of first time buyers relying on 'bank of mum and dad’ hits historic high

Mar 28, 2017

Our new research on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission has been published this week showing that the number of first time buyers relying on the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' has hit a historic high. Drawing on Governmental and housing market data, Chihiro Udagawa and colleagues have analysed the recent pattern of parental help for first-time buyers. The research also includes trends and projections of such parental help.

Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty - study finds

Mar 14, 2017

Initiatives run by social housing providers to help young people aged 16-25 increase their independence and employment prospects are helping to reduce youth poverty, says our new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research into student housing in Cambridge published

Jan 30, 2017

New research into the housing needs of students in Cambridge has been published this week. Cambridge City Council commissioned the study to help to inform planning policy regarding student accommodation and its impact upon housing need, in relation to the emerging Local Plan.

New research into housing needs of non-resident parents, seeks participants!

Jan 19, 2017

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.

We're recruiting! Looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team

Jan 05, 2017

We're currently looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team working on a range of projects in the field of ousing and planning. Salary £25,298-£29,301.

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