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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


This project aimed to produce five short notes on the main drivers of demographic change that would support a basic excel ‘tool’. Local authorities would be able to freely access the tool in order to help understand the impacts on future housing requirements in their area.

This required complex technical estimation methods to be set out in a way such that non-experts would be able to understand and use. It was thus different from anything else currently freely available to local authorities, such as the Shelter Housing Database, DCLG Live Tables on housing, affordability, household projections and so on, or the HCA viability toolkit, all of which require prior knowledge to use and analyse.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Project Start Date

1st August 2012