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The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) provides an innovative and cost effective research service of the highest quality. We have over twenty years experience operating from our base in a world class university. We have a proven track record of providing the evidence and analysis to influence and support better practice and policy.

We are...

  • a specialist team of high quality researchers and policy analysts focused on housing and planning issues
  • available to do short term research synthesis and longer term studies
  • backing your policy and practice with quality evidence and analysis
  • located in the Department of Land Economy - a 'World Leading' research department focused on land and property in one of the world's top universities

We have...

  • 25 years accumulated knowledge and experience of housing and planning
  • a team of highly qualified researchers with the full range of research skills
  • a track record of work conducted to time and within budget

Our specialisms include...

  • social housing and low cost home ownership
  • section 106 and affordable housing development
  • understanding local housing markets
  • the role of home ownership and private renting
  • policy analysis backed by unrivalled social housing statistics

Working with your organisation, we...

  • turn your idea into a proposal for a research project that meets your needs
  • produce evidence-based guides for best practice
  • conduct data analysis, cost-benefit analysis and econometric modelling
  • collect and analyse secondary data on housing and planning
  • provide you with customised data and analysis for your question/research problem
  • host exploratory seminars at locations to suit you
  • conduct surveys, focus groups, telephone and face to face interviews

Please contact us for more details on our services, to discuss your requirements or to commission some work


In addition to the wide range of customised research services we can provide, please see below for more details on the specific products and services we are currently offering:

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

Information about household incomes at a local level has long been acknowledged as a gap in available data. Social landlords in particular often need household incomes at local authority level in order to set, for example, Affordable Rents for different sizes of property, and to assess the potential market for shared ownership development.

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NHBC publish 'Moving insights from the over-55s. What homes do they buy?'

Dec 11, 2017

The over-55s are an important and growing segment of the new-build housing market and this report looks at the reasons why the over-55s move and what types of homes they buy.

Inisghts into housing for non-resident parents published by Commonweal Housing

Dec 11, 2017

CCHPR's research for Commonweal Housing into housing for non-resident parents exposes social injustice faced by children, where maintaining a relationship with both parents after separation may be a privilege linked to income.

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