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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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Latest CCHPR newsletter now available

Oct 15, 2018

Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research have published their Autumn 2018 newsletter this week.

CCHPR Report selected by Thinkhouse as one of the key reports of 2018

Oct 11, 2018

The Thinkhouse web library is a carefully curated collection of innovative research pieces, policy publication and case studies that propose ways to solve the UK's current housing crisis. CCHPR's report 'Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty - three costed solutions' has been selected as one of the key reports of 2018.

Second position paper for Digital Built Britain Housing Network published

Oct 02, 2018

The second position paper for the Digital Built Britain Housing Network, written by Gemma Burgess, Michael Jones and Kathryn Muir, can now be downloaded from our website.

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