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Projects commencing in 2009.
Improving the capacity of the planning system

This project comprised a series of regional round table discussions in the North, Midlands, East, South, London and Wales to assess the capacity of the planning system to deliver the government’s housing targets in sustainable communities and to make practical recommendations for improvement.

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.

An assessment of current and future housing needs and demands in Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned this ‘top down’ assessment of the future demand and need for additional housing together with current unmet need for affordable housing.

Assessment of future Regional requirements for affordable housing in the East of England

The aim of this project was to contribute to the evidence base to inform a review of the Regional Spatial Strategy (the East of England Plan 2008) and the second round of Regional Funding Advice.

Evaluation of Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers

This project evaluated the implementation, operation and success of the Enhanced Housing Options Trailblazers programmes. These aimed to develop innovative approaches to delivering housing services, extending to wider client groups and linking housing advice to wider advice about a range of issues. This work was lead by CCHPR, with involvement from Birmingham University (Centre for Urban and Regional Analysis) and Shared Intelligence.

Comparison of stock, rents and service charges among different types of social landlords

This project draws comparisons of stock, rents and service charges between four different types of social landlord; Traditional mixed funded Registered Social Landlords (RSLs); RSLs who have taken over local authority stock via Large Scale Voluntary Transfer; Local authorities (retention LAs); and Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs).

Contributing to the political debate on planning and affordable housing

This project, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aimed to understand in more detail the range of instruments that are proposed as means of achieving both local empowerment and higher levels of market and affordable housing and to clarify the potential benefits and costs of moving to a more incentives based system.

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.

Economic and housing market downturn and potential impact on renters and rented sectors

This is an ‘expert panel’ study for CLG looking at the impact of the economic and housing market downturn on the rented sector of the housing market.

Further practice guidance on using Section 106 agreements to secure affordable housing during the economic downturn

The economic downturn has raised serious questions about the delivery of housing targets and the capacity of the planning system to deliver affordable housing. The Welsh Assembly Government wished to provide further guidance on the use of S106 agreements to secure affordable housing during the downturn.

Housing association service charges for general needs housing

This project examined how service charges applied to general needs stock by housing associations varied between different property types and sizes, and between types of association.

Local authority CORE data imputation and weighting methodology study

This research, commissioned by Communities and Local Government, considered how to adjust for missing local authority data within the Continuous Recording of Lettings (LA CORE) system.

Mixed communities policy review

The Minister for Housing & Communities in the Scottish Government requested a review to explore how Scottish Government policies that aimed to create mixed communities were being implemented on the ground. The purpose of the review was to: 1. clarify what housing, regeneration and planning policies the Scottish Government had which should lead to the creation of mixed communities; 2. identify whether and how these policies were being implemented and what impact they were having; 3. consider policy implications.

The contribution of housing to urban renaissance

The purpose of this scoping study was to explore the role of housing development across the West Midlands region in generating urban renaissance.

The contribution of housing, planning and regeneration policies to mixed communities in Scotland

This short study looked at whether and how mainstream housing, planning and regeneration policies in Scotland are contributing to "mixed communities ". In particular, it investigated the ways in which these policies are fostering neighbourhoods which have a mix of housing tenures, and are therefore likely to attract households with a range of incomes.

The operation and dynamics of the housing market and the form and nature of regulation of the surveying profession

The RICS commissioned CCHPR to conduct a detailed investigation and make recommendations for action on some of the issues involved in the recent global financial turmoil and the linkages with the real estate profession.

The ward penalty in Birmingham

The Barrow Cadbury Trust approached Land Economy and CCHPR to conduct an investigation into the relationships between race, place and poverty in Birmingham. The study arose from the observation that many of the highly deprived parts of the city, particularly the inner urban areas, are also those with large minority ethnic populations.

The UK government national carbon reduction targets and regional housing market dynamics: Compatible or contradictory?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) commissioned 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.

Under-occupation project in the East of England

The NHF East of England has commissioned this work as part of a wider project to quantify the potential to meet housing need in the region and to provide landlords and other partners with tools to address the issue. The strategic aim of this work is to quantify the potential from tackling under-occupation in social housing. The study will collect data from social landlords in the region and carry out analysis to draw out key information.

Updated estimates of future housing demand and need in the West Midlands, incorporating revised household projections

The West Midlands Regional Assembly commissioned CCHPR to update estimates of need for affordable housing in the West Midlands from 2006 to 2026. The updates to the estimates, originally done by CCHPR in 2007, will take account of the revised household projections, and comment on the implications of the housing market downturn for the region's housing strategy.

Valuing planning obligations in England 2007/08

This project for Communities and Local Government built on two previous studies valuing planning obligations in England in 2003-04 and 2005-06. The study aimed to estimate the total number of agreements and obligations in 2007-08 and their value.