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Will mobilising the added value of planning boost the construction of affordable housing in Portugal?
Dr Sónia Alves has written a blog for the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) in Lisbon. Earlier blogs for ICS looked at lessons from the past for future housing policy in Portugal, and talked about the importance of international comparative analysis in providing a clearer understanding of policies impact on economic and social outcomes. In her blog, Dr Alves emphasises the potential value of land-use planning in the provision of affordable housing for low and middle income families.
The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England in 2016-17
Advanced Sociology Seminars Presentation
Dr Alves gave a presentation on interdisciplinary approaches to housing research at the University of Lisbon in April 2018. This was part of a series of Advanced Sociology seminars at the University.
MHCLG have published a new report on the Incidence, Value and Use of Planning Obligations and CIL
Sónia Alves blogs for ICS Lisbon
Sónia's blog for ICS Lisbon looks at the potential for land value capture to impact the provision of affordable housing in Portugal: Mobilizar as mais valias do planeamento a favor da construção de habitação económica?
The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England in 2016-17
Universalism vs Particularism
Professor Mike Oxley gave a presentation to an international audience at Université Paris-Est on 13 March 2018.
PLPR 2018 Presentation: Evora
Sónia Alves and João Ferrão gave a presentation on 'Land-use planning and the provision of affordable housing in Portugal' to the 2018 Annual Planning, Law and Property Rights conference at the University of Novi-Sad.
Planning for Affordable Housing (PLANAFFHO)
Dr Sónia Alves is currently working on PLANAFFHO - a two year Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Fellowship which aims to examine how land use planning contributes to the provision of affordable housing for people on low incomes, and how it has promoted a mix of housing tenures within new developments in three European capital cities - Copenhagen, Lisbon and London - since 2007.
Malaysian public lecture slides released
Mike Oxley is currently in Kuala Lumpur providing technical expertise on housing policy to the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government of Malaysia.
Valuing Planning Obligations
CCHPR participated in a collaborative project entitled Research into the Incidence and Value of S106 and CIL. Led by the University of Liverpool, the project was funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Performance bonds for highways and water supplies for new housing developments
The NHBC, together with the NHBC Foundation, commissioned this research project to investigate the circumstances and consequences of performance bonds required by highways authorities and water supply companies for housing developments. The NHBC estimates that it is the provider of 80% of the outstanding bonds in the sector.
Research on the nature of planning constraints
The aim of this research was to analyse the nature of planning constraints on the provision of housing. The research was commissioned by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
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.
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. However, it showed that in England many of these mechanisms are already available or in place in some form. The key issue is therefore why are they not used more widely or more effectively? This new research, funded by the RICS, builds on this review to identify the relevant comparable instruments in England and what the barriers and constraints are on using these mechanisms more successfully.
Maximising the performance of the new Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy Planning Framework with Local Authorities: Developing a planning gain model
Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research developed a simple model to estimate the impact of charging different CIL and S106 rates on the economic viability of development. The model has potential to assist local authorities in modelling the impact of different CIL and S106 rates on the economic viability of development across their area.
Supporting assumptions used in planning for housing
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.
The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners
This project looked into the housing needs of older people in London for the Greater London Authority. It was commissioned as a ‘think piece’, looking specifically at the role of the planning system in helping to ensure that older Londoners have a genuine choice of homes that they can afford and which meet their requirements for different sizes and types of dwelling in the highest quality environments.
Estimating the impacts of the changes in S106 with the introduction of CIL on the quantity of affordable housing delivered
This project, conducted jointly with the University of Sheffield, estimated the impacts of the changes in Section 106 (S106), with the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL, on the quantity of affordable housing delivered for the National Housing Federation.
Helping inform the Labour Party Housing Review
This comprises six short papers, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to help address the questions asked in the Labour Party Housing Review. The papers are on Planning, Places, Housing Supply, Owner Occupation, Social Renting and the Private Rented Sector.
The impact of the recent financial crisis on planning for affordable housing in England
This research aimed to identify: (1) how S106 was being used in very different market conditions and whether it could still work to deliver sufficient affordable housing; (2) how preparations for new policies that wpuld affect affordable housing delivery, such as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), had been altered by the recent financial crisis; (3) what alternative approaches were being considered or used for the delivery of affordable housing.
Moving insights from the over-55s - source document
Housing and urban planning policies
The future of inclusive design: the success of initiatives aiming to reduce inequality in spatial planning and the built environment
The aim of the research was to explore the success of equality-related initiatives in the field of spatial planning and the built environment. CCHPR worked with Women’s Design Groups, Disability Access Groups and Inclusive Design Groups.
Input into the consultation on the abolition of the Regional Spatial Strategies
CCHPR were commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to assist in submitting their consultation response for the inquiry into the abolition of regional spatial strategies. The consultation focussing particularly on the implications for house building.
Evaluating the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service
This project evaluated the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service, reflecting on the success of the project and making recommendations for taking the initiative forward.

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Jun 21, 2018

We're delighted to announce that the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) will fund CCHPR to establish a Digital Built Britain Housing Network.

Will mobilising the added value of planning boost the construction of affordable housing in Portugal?

Jun 08, 2018

Dr Sónia Alves has written a blog for the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) in Lisbon. Earlier blogs for ICS looked at lessons from the past for future housing policy in Portugal, and talked about the importance of international comparative analysis in providing a clearer understanding of policies impact on economic and social outcomes. In her blog, Dr Alves emphasises the potential value of land-use planning in the provision of affordable housing for low and middle income families.

We're recruiting for a researcher to join our team

Jun 04, 2018

CCHPR are recruiting for a Research Associate/Research Assistant to join the team.

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