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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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CCHPR publish their latest Annual Report

May 22, 2017

CCHPR has just published its 2017 Directors Report. The report gives a flavour of the research that CCHPR has been involved in during the year to March 2017.

CCHPR begin work on an evaluation of the New Horizons Project

May 15, 2017

The New Horizons Project works with people in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk to help them move closer to the job market. They do this in a number of different ways: by helping people feel more confident and in control of their money, by helping them get online and by giving them the tools to be able to look for work.

Getting involved in the community is good for your health!

May 02, 2017

On Thursday 18 May at 12.30pm, at the University Centre in Granta Place, there will be an opportunity to find out more about the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.

CCHPR are recruiting!

Apr 27, 2017

CCHPR are currently advertising for a Temporary Research Assistant

Ask the Expert: Professor Michael Oxley speaks at the Social Market Foundation

Apr 25, 2017

Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a lunchtime seminar at the Social Market Foundation in March 2017. Professor Oxley discussed the changing role of the private rented housing sector in the UK and the corresponding implications for policy.

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