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Looking into the future: How many homes do we need and what happens if we do not build them?

How many homes we need over the next 20 years is a highly contentious political issue and a major headache for local authorities who are required by the new planning system to decide their area’s “objectively assessed needs”. Presented by CCHPR Visiting Fellow Neil McDonald.

The presentation discussed the drivers of household growth and the challenges of estimating the future demand for housing at local authority level after the economic downturn and a sustained period of high house prices.  The consequence of past and possible future undersupply of housing was also discussed.


PowerPoint presentation icon 140212 Cambridge Seminar.ppt — PowerPoint presentation, 1.37 MB (1437696 bytes)


Neil McDonald

Publication Date

12th February 2014