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Read more at: The housing market and the wider economy

The housing market and the wider economy

Our collaborative research programme for Places for People will take an in depth look at the housing market and the complexity of its relationship with society and the wider economy. The reports published for this project can be accessed through the menu on the left.


Read more at: Wylfa Newydd Housing Study

Wylfa Newydd Housing Study

The Wylfa Newydd Housing Study (Stage 1), commissioned by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and undertaken by CCHPR, reviewed Horizon Nuclear Power’s Construction Worker Accommodation Strategy. It identified the key issues and impacts of the proposed development, and outlined the measures...


Read more at: The Edge Debate: OxMKCam growth corridor symposium

The Edge Debate: OxMKCam growth corridor symposium

Gemma Burgess gave a presentation at Edge Debate 87: The Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Growth Corridor. The debate looked at the potential to plan for sustainable growth, making places that work for people. As one of a number of expert speakers from academia, policy and practice who set the...


Read more at: Purpose built student accommodation

Purpose built student accommodation

CCHPR have conducted research into identified demand for undergraduate and postgraduate student accommodation on behalf of Vita Group.


Read more at: Housing policy: some alternative views

Housing policy: some alternative views

Early in his career, Mike Oxley wrote an article on the state of the UK housing market in 1977. Reading it again, it would seem that policy makers today seem to be facing many of the same issues.


Read more at: Housing in young adulthood

Housing in young adulthood

Prof Mike Oxley's presentation at a policy workshop hosted by the University of Cambridge in London summarised the findings of ESRC-funded research into the housing issues faced by some young adults.


Read more at: University of Cambridge Housing Needs

University of Cambridge Housing Needs

CCHPR was commissioned by the University of Cambridge's Estate Management to explore the University's options for meeting staff housing needs. Estate Management are responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the University of Cambridge estate.


Read more at: The Prevalence of Rough Sleeping and Sofa Surfing Amongst Young People in the UK

The Prevalence of Rough Sleeping and Sofa Surfing Amongst Young People in the UK


Read more at: Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council

Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council

Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council commissioned this study to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation, and its impact upon housing need, within the two cities.


Read more at: New housing, business space and infrastructure in London

New housing, business space and infrastructure in London

This research was conducted in partnership with University College London (UCL).


Read more at: The impacts of family support on access to homeownership for young people in the UK

The impacts of family support on access to homeownership for young people in the UK

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) commissioned CCHPR to undertake research that focused on the relationship between parental background and young people’s access to homeownership. This research formed part of SMC’s role as an advocate for social mobility in the UK, and informed the 2016 State of...


Read more at: Local public finance and housing policy conference. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply

Local public finance and housing policy conference. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply

Dr Gemma Burgess gave a key note speech at the local public finance and housing policy conference in Israel in December 2014, hosted by the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at IDC Herzliya. The presentation - Case Study UK: rising house prices and under supply – focuses on housing supply...


Read more at: Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies

Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies

This project aimed to increase the usage of our recent research to develop an optimal method to estimate household income distributions at the very local level.


Read more at: Review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”

Review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”

Mike Oxley provided a review of “Young people and housing: transitions, trajectories and generational fractures”, edited by Ray Forrest and Ngai ming Yip, for the International Journal of Housing Policy.


Read more at: Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house...


Read more at: Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?

Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?

This research for the NHBC Foundation analysed the scale and nature of multi generational living in England and explored the opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.


Read more at: Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality

Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality

This project estimated working households’ net income distributions at local authority level. 'Net income' was defined as income excluding income-related benefits – most notably, Housing Benefit.


Read more at: Identifying housing need in the horseracing industry

Identifying housing need in the horseracing industry

In order to inform its investment plans and future housing strategy Racing Homes wanted to ascertain the level of housing need currently experienced within the horse racing industry and, in particular, where they have existing housing stock. The aim of this research was to establish the degree and...


Read more at: Validation of an objectively assessed housing need for West Oxfordshire Council

Validation of an objectively assessed housing need for West Oxfordshire Council

West Oxfordshire Council commissioned CCHPR to validate projections of housing need in the selected local authority areas up to 2031, which was set out the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA).


Read more at: Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City

Baseline Study for Intermediate Housing Market in and around Cambridge City

This was a short term research project into the size of the intermediate housing market in the City of Cambridge and its immediate surroundings, and the likely demand for intermediate forms of tenure, both for rent and for partial ownership.


Read more at: Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons

Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. Presentation by Dr Gemma Burgess to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, House of Commons

Dr Gemma Burgess gave a presentation to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, 21 October 2014, at the House of Commons as part of the session on Housing Supply– challenges for policy makers. The presentation focuses on the constraints on new housing supply.


Read more at: Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

Increasing housing supply: Research to support Lloyds Banking Group’s Housing Commission

This project provided evidence to support the Housing Commission in exploring what works to increase housing supply. It looked at a range of policy measures such as New Towns, bringing empty homes back into use, self build and custom build, the role of taxation in promoting housing supply and...


Read more at: Estimated net income distribution for eight household types in the London Borough of Bromley at mid-Super Output Area (SOA) level

Estimated net income distribution for eight household types in the London Borough of Bromley at mid-Super Output Area (SOA) level

Information about household incomes at a local level is difficult to obtain yet social landlords may need such data in order to set rents. To address this issue, CCHPR has developed a model to estimate household income distribution by percentile for eight household types at local market level.


Read more at: Housing need and demand in Wales

Housing need and demand in Wales

The objective of this project was to use new data to revise and update the modelling of need and demand undertaken by CCHPR for the Welsh Government in 2010. The key research question was 'What is the housing ‘need’ in Wales and how is it expected to evolve in the coming years?'


Read more at: Housing need and effective demand in England

Housing need and effective demand in England

The purpose of this note was to review current concepts and measures of housing need in use in England, and how they relate to effective demand. It looks at what is likely to be the new supply of housing that would be required to meet the need generated by population and household growth and change...


Read more at: Household Projections in England: their history and uses

Household Projections in England: their history and uses

Alan Holmans has produced a new report on the Household Projections in England: Their History and Uses. Household projections are an important tool for estimating future housing demand and need and the land supply required if all households are to be adequately housed.


Read more at: The implications of the 2008-based household projections for estimates of housing need

The implications of the 2008-based household projections for estimates of housing need

Alan Holmans’ new article was published in the September 2012 issue of the TCPA journal.


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

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.


Read more at: Memorandum submitted to the House of Commons Communities & Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the financing of new housing supply

Memorandum submitted to the House of Commons Communities & Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the financing of new housing supply

A memorandum was submitted to the House of Commons Communities & Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the financing of new housing supply from the University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge and the LSE.


Read more at: 2001 Census briefing paper series

2001 Census briefing paper series

Three reports published during 2003 and 2004 using data from the 2001 Census and Regulatory Statistical Returns.


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