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Projects commencing in 2007.
A review and analysis of changes in the intermediate housing market in the East of England 2004-2007

The purpose of the research was to identify the changes in the intermediate housing market since a previous study into affordable housing of 2004, in terms of need/demand and supply, and to consider the implications for regional policy formulation and investment in the future.

Choice based lettings in Yorkshire and the Humber

This project was commissioned by the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber to undertake a study to inform stakeholders about the resource and service delivery implications of implementing CBL in high demand and rural areas in Yorkshire and the Humber. It used Harrogate district council as a feasibility case study.

Comparative analysis of private and social sectors’ rates of return 2007-2009

These papers compare the findings on RSL sector and the private rented sector to provide a clear picture of the extent to which rent and rate of return differentials vary by area, type, etc.

Detailed analysis of the current pattern of RSL rents 2007-2009

As a baseline of reviewing the rent restructuring regime of 2000, this paper analyses the current pattern of key variables for registered social landlord (RSL) rents at detailed geographical levels. It also assessed current RSL rent patterns in terms of size effects and local effects.

Estimating rates of return on private sector rents: 1996/97 to 2005/06

This paper analyses the relationship between private sector rents and house prices in order to examine the viability of the sector in that rents are the only form of return available to the private sector landlord.

Estimating rates of return on social sector rents

This paper analyses the relationship between social sector rents and house prices in order to examine the viability of the sector. Rents are the only form of return available to the social sector landlord (unlike in the private sector where capital gains are relevant).

Forecasting and Managing Planning Obligations for Developer Contributions to Affordable Housing: A Feasibility Study

This feasibility study into how to improve the performance of S106 in delivering additional affordable housing comprised a policy and data review of the South West region, stakeholder interviews at national, regional and local levels, and four case studies from within the South West’s housing market areas.

Good practice guide to delivering new affordable housing on S106 sites

The project aimed to explore current local planning authority practice, in order to identify which aspects contributed to the successful delivery of affordable housing on S106 sites.

Impact of worsening affordability on the demand for social housing

This project was a literature review of the impact of worsening market housing affordability on the demand for affordable housing, private renting, new household formation, and regional variations in these impacts.

The National Register of Social housing: Lessons Learned Phase II

This research focused on housing associations that had submitted data once, or sporadically, since November 2005. The aim was to determine the reasons why housing associations do not submit data to the National Register of Social Housing on a regular basis, and what can be done to ease the process. This follows Phase I of the research which focused on housing associations that did submit data on a regular basis.

Official projections of future numbers of households in England and their implications for housing

This project analysed and commented on official estimates (projections) of the number of households in future years, the types of household, and the ages of household heads.

Planning and affordable housing Member Training and Development Programme

This project delivered a training programme in negotiating affordable housing through S106 to elected members, particularly those with housing and planning portfolios. The work involved three seminars in North, Central and South Wales.

Delivering affordable housing through the planning system in Wales

This project involved organising three training seminars in North and South Wales in May 2007 to inform local authority officers about the suite of material produced by the Welsh Assembly Government designed to improve their delivery of affordable housing through the planning system. A report on the seminars was produced for publication in November 2007.

Preventing homelessness: Efficiencies in lettings functions in LA and RSL stock

This project was commissioned by the Tenant Services Authority as one of a group of projects developing key themes of the Corporation’s ‘Tackling Homelessness Strategy’, published in December 2006. The project was intended to inform one of the key areas that underpin the Corporation’s approach to preventing and tackling homelessness, by analysing and promoting existing good practice among social landlords in their lettings functions at regional, sub-regional and local levels. It focused on the use made by local authorities of nominations to RSLs, and the use of nominations to re-house households that are homeless and in priority need, for whom local authorities have a statutory duty to secure housing.

Promoting mixed communities through balanced lettings and asset management

The aims of the project, carried out for the Tenant Services Authority and Communities and Local Government, were to understand how to achieve a better balance between allocating social homes to the most needy, and preserving or improving the mix of the housing stock, in particular through balanced lettings and asset management policies. The project conducted 30 qualitative interviews with Chief Executives of RSLs and ALMOs and local authority Directors of Housing.

S106 Affordable Housing Provision: What is Going On?

This project aimed to find out what was happening on the ground to S106 negotiations and affordable housing delivery in a context of considerable uncertainty in the national and regional regulatory framework.

The Impact of a pan-London choice based lettings scheme on homelessness and temporary accommodation

The Association of London Government commissioned a short research project in order to understand the possible implications of a Pan-London CBL scheme for the management of homelessness and temporary accommodation. The key objective of the project was to understand how the offer of different proportions of available lettings for inter-borough moves might impact on the ability of individual boroughs to meet their statutory responsibilities for homeless households, and how this might impact on homeless households themselves.

The role of housing associations in the intermediate market

This study investigates the extent to which housing associations (HAs) are involved in the provision of homes on the intermediate market and the form of that provision.

The use of the existing housing stock in the South East

This report was commissioned by the South East England Regional Assembly. It analyses the ways in which the existing housing stock is used presently and how this might change over the next twenty years.

University of Cambridge Housing Needs Study

This project was commissioned by Cambridge University’s Estates Management and Building Service to advise on the housing needs of University staff. The project carried out an email survey of all University staff in order to assess the current rate of recruitment, the extent to which newly appointed staff who are moving to Cambridge from elsewhere, and the difficulties experienced by staff in the Cambridge housing market.

West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy revisions – Re-run of the affordable housing figures

CCHPR carried out a series of re-runs of the affordable housing calculations for the West Midlands Regional Assembly to support its work as Regional Housing and Planning Body.