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Research projects which started in 2013 are listed here.

Read more at: Analysing the experience of vulnerable groups with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire

Analysing the experience of vulnerable groups with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire

The first phase of the research identified several gaps in knowledge about particular groups within the D/deaf community and also identified gaps in services in Cambridgeshire. The second phase of the research therefore concentrated on these three issues: (1) Rural isolation amongst people with...


Read more at: An economic and spatial analysis of the future development of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire

An economic and spatial analysis of the future development of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire

This work aimed to assess: (1) The current economic profile of Wisbech; (2) The likely future economic role of Wisbech under different scenarios; (3) The sectors most likely to have potential for future employment growth; and to make (4) Make broad recommendations for future economic and spatial...


Read more at: Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy and household Benefit Cap

Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy and household Benefit Cap

This evaluation sought to understand the impact of the size criteria on claimants, landlords and other stakeholders and to explore how households responded to the reduction in their benefits.


Read more at: Housing costs, affordability and rent setting

Housing costs, affordability and rent setting

Affinity Sutton commissioned this work from CCHPR to update and build on the definitions of affordability discussed in previous work on market-pegged social rents and local income distributions to determine rent levels that may be deemed affordable according to local incomes and/or earnings, taking...


Read more at: Value for money assessment of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency's housing options service

Value for money assessment of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency's housing options service

CCHPR was commissioned to undertake a simple value for money assessment of Linconshire's Home Improvement Agency's Housing Options advice service, to use in informing future funding for the service. Funding for the service has been provided by Lincolnshire County Council and FirstStop. CCHPR is...


Read more at: Mechanisms to increase housing supply in England

Mechanisms to increase housing supply in England

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research recently completed an international review of land supply and planning systems, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation March 2013. The review identified measures taken successfully in other countries to bring land forward for housing...


Read more at: Poverty focused review of housing organisations’ strategic and business plans

Poverty focused review of housing organisations’ strategic and business plans

The Joseph Rowntree foundation commissioned CCHPR to carry out a poverty-focussed review of housing organisations’ strategic and business plans. With input from Savills, this project explored where poverty fits within the strategies, policies and business plans of local authorities, housing...


Read more at: Understanding the role of private renting: a four country case study

Understanding the role of private renting: a four country case study

The objective of this project, funded by Realdania, was to better understand the incentives and constraints around private rental provision across different institutional, economic and policy frameworks. The research also sought to clarify the factors that might help generate investment in private...


Read more at: Reselling shared ownership properties after improvements

Reselling shared ownership properties after improvements

This short research project was commissioned by Thames Valley Housing Association in order to examine the practice of reselling shared ownership homes after the owner has undertaken (and paid for) improvements to their home.


Read more at: Review of Affordable Housing Gateway in Jersey

Review of Affordable Housing Gateway in Jersey

The States of Jersey commissioned CCHPR to undertake a full and independent review to ensure that the then new Affordable Housing Gateway, launched in January 2012, was supported appropriately in respect of policy, process and procedures; that it was appropriately resourced (both staff and IT) and...


Read more at: Understanding private landlord financial and regulatory incentives for property investment

Understanding private landlord financial and regulatory incentives for property investment

The private rented sector is growing rapidly yet has the worst physical property conditions of all tenures. More than nine million households rent privately yet more than a third of private rented homes fail to meet the Decent Homes Standard. Private renting is now the only option for a growing...


Read more at: Understanding recent changes in household formation rates and their implications for planning for housing

Understanding recent changes in household formation rates and their implications for planning for housing

This project will assist those producing local plans to understand what has happened recently and, in the light of that, make an informed judgement about the assumptions they should make for their plan period.


Read more at: Update of UK Housing Finance entry

Update of UK Housing Finance entry

The Housing Finance Information Network (HOFINET) is a quality-assured web portal that consolidates regularly updated international housing finance knowledge in one central, easily accessible place ( http://www.hofinet.org/ ). CCHPR supplied the UK entry.


Read more at: Other Publications

Other Publications

The remaining publications from the year that are not listed under CCHPR projects - e.g. related journal articles by CCHPR researchers.


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