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Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.
Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council
Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council commissioned this study to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation, and its impact upon housing need, within the two cities.
Government Policy and the Profile of Housing Provision in England
CCHPR were commissioned by Places for People to explore the impact on government policy on the profile of housing provision in England. It will consider the impact of the Housing and Planning Bill and other reforms to welfare, housing and planning policy on the social and affordable housing sector in England.
A better quality PRS: the role of SME investment
This project commissioned by Lloyds Bank Group explores the role of SME investment in the private rented sector. It aims to raise the profile of this part of the PRS, add to the understanding of its impact and inform policy discussion.
Poverty, evictions and forced moves
This project has been awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and supported by Shelter, in order to understand the causes of landlord evictions and of forced moves, where tenants feel compelled to move home for reasons such as affordability, security or to move away from particular locations.
Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?
This research explores why older households move in later life and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considers what the house building sector can learn from their experience.
Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?
The aim of this research is to analyse the scale and nature of multi generational living in England and to explore the opportunities this presents to the house building sector.
The private rented sector in North Hertfordshire
This project involved analysis of private sector data to assist North Hertfordshire District Council in developing its private sector housing strategy.
Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic
The Thomas Pocklington Trust undertook a pilot scheme to provide support to people attending the Royal Eye Clinic at Kingston hospital. The main purpose of this evaluation was to enable lessons to be learned from the pilot, to ensure that others can benefit from its experiences.
Evaluation of Visual Impairment Parliament in Kingston
The Thomas Pocklington Trust established a ‘Visual Impairment Parliament’ for people in Kingston living with Sight Loss. This research evaluated the process of setting up the parliament.
Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City
A short term research project into the size of the intermediate housing market in the City and its immediate surroundings, and the likely demand for intermediate forms of tenure, both for rent and for partial ownership.
Performance bonds for highways and water supplies for new housing developments
The NHBC, together with the NHBC Foundation commissioned this research project to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments. The NHBC estimates that it is the provider of 80% of the outstanding bonds in the sector.
Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission
This project provides evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looks at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and affordability, different models of delivering affordable housing and how to increase overall housing production. It starts with a policy and practice overview and will produce an Interim Report in time to encourage discussion and debate at the party political conferences. It will include consideration of regional and devolved government and conclude with recommendations.
Benefit Cap: In-depth interviews with affected claimants
The DWP commissioned CCHPR to undertake a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the benefit Cap.
Research on the nature of planning constraints
The aim of this research is to analyse the nature of planning constraints on the provision of housing. The research has been commissioned by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
Review of Affordable Housing Gateway in Jersey
The States of Jersey has commissioned CCHPR to undertake a full and independent review to ensure that the new Affordable Housing Gateway, launched in January 2012, is supported appropriately in respect of policy, process and procedures; that it is appropriately resourced (both staff and IT) and that it is as efficient as it can be and is fit for purpose. The work uses a ‘lean methodology’ that combines data analysis with interviews with staff and clients and comparison with best practice in the UK.
Support in the preparation of a housing strategy for Jersey
The States of Jersey commissioned CCHPR to provide support to its embryonic Strategic Housing unit in the preparation of an island wide, cross tenure Housing Strategy. The project comprises a series of papers for discussion with officers and the relevant Ministers between November 2012 and April 2013, leading to the production of a public Consulation Paper for circulation in May and a final Strategy Paper for debate in the States Assembly in June/July 2013. It identified the main issues and options in order to built a shared understanding of the issues, the range of policy options available and the financial implications. The aim is to develop a broad consensus on the appropriate housing strategy for Jersey.
Research into the future of the social rented sector
This project has been commissioned by East 7, a group of housing associations in the East of England, to inform their own strategy and policy development and to assist East 7 members in engaging in the policy debate with ministers and other opinion formers.
Housing markets in the Channel Islands
This overview of housing markets and their economic context in the Channel Islands, based upon secondary data, was commissioned by One Savings Bank.
Future investment in affordable housing
The National Housing Federation in partnership with CCHPR is exploring possible models for investment in new affordable homes. This research contributes to that work.
Facing the future: The future role and financing of social housing
The Housing Futures Network has commissioned CCHPR to produce new work looking at the future of the social housing sector. The work will look at the future options for financing the sector, and also at the implications of the latest policy reforms including welfare reform, housing benefits and under-occupation.
Cambridge University staff housing survey 2011
This online survey of University and College staff appointed post 2007 was carried out in order to inform housing provision at in north west Cambridge.
North West Cambridge rent policy
This paper analysed University staff incomes and made recommendations for rent policy in north west Cambridge.
The citizen in regulation
This project for the Local Better Regulation Office is essentially a review of the existing policy, practice and academic literature relating to the citizen in regulation, encompassing citizen involvement and participation, co-regulation and co-production. The intention is to highlight potentially fruitful areas for further exploration by the LBRO.
Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector
The project looks at short- and longer-term influences on the supply of private rented housing to poorer households in Britain. The new government’s emergency budget of June 2010 proposed substantial reductions in the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) payments made to private tenants who cannot afford their rent.
Housing transformation in Jersey
This consultancy project was carried out for the States of Jersey to provide support for the proposed Housing Transformation Programme.
Analysis of available data on affordable housing investment
Using existing data sources, the purpose of this project was to provide a strong evidence base to show what the current provision of affordable housing built over the last 20 years looks like in terms of location, type of housing and size, and whether it is significantly different compared with past provision. The aim was to demonstrate what has been achieved in terms of investment in affordable housing, and to link this with tenant satisfaction.
The UK government national carbon reduction targets and regional housing market dynamics: Compatible or contradictory?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) commissioned this research from CCHPR with the aim of raising the profile of RICS at a regional level in the policy debates on sustainability and climate change.
A review of social housing in Jersey
This project was commissioned by the Housing Department of the States of Jersey to review the need for social housing in Jersey, and to make recommendations on the future ownership and management of the States’ social housing stock.
Forty years of working with the homeless in Cambridge: Cambridge Cyrenians 1970-2010
A book on the 40 year history of Cambridge Cyrenians was published in 2010. The book traces the history of the Cyrenians’ work with the homeless in Cambridge from their origins in the late 1960s to the current day.
Domestic violence - assistance for adults without dependant children
Communities and Local Government have commissioned Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to carry out research on housing support for people at risk of domestic violence.

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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.

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