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Projects

Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.
Planning and market signals
This small project was commissioned by DCLG (then ODPM) to assist their thinking in terms of responses to the recommendations of the Barker Review of Housing Supply (2004) which suggested that planners take more notice of market signals when developing their housing policies. It took the form of answering specific questions raised by DCLG. Methods included literature reviews and interviews with key stakeholders. The project culminated in two short internal reports to DCLG.
Need for intermediate housing in the South East
This research developed a methodology for estimating the future need for intermediate market housing – housing that is affordable to those who cannot access market housing but who could afford to pay more than social housing rents. Not all households in the relevant income bracket would want intermediate housing, so estimating the need using secondary data was challenging.
Input into Strategic Housing Needs Assessments Draft Guidance
CCHPR carried out research for DCLG (then ODPM) to produce guidance to local authorities and sub-regions on understanding their local housing market. It updates previous guidance on housing needs assessments and builds on a manual for undertaking housing market assessments.
Housing Need in the South East
This is a follow on to a previous study which outlined a methodology for assessing housing need in the South East region. There are two small projects: one producing an estimate of newly arising demand and need and one an estimate of unmet current housing need. It covers sub-regions as well as the region as a whole. The reports form part of the evidence base for the South East Plan.
Evaluation of English housing policy since 1975
A major research project for DCLG (then ODPM) which was joint with the universities of Glasgow and Heriot Watt. It is organised under five themes, but includes a cross cutting overview summary report which will be widely disseminated as well as a defined, structured analysis of the period.
Evaluating the choice based lettings pilots in England
This was a major project commissioned by DCLG to evaluate the 27 Choice Based Lettings pilots in England. The project was led by the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University, and the project report was published by DCLG (then ODPM).
Brighton and Hove Housing Research
This short piece of work was conducted for Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority to help them to think imaginatively about housing as a barrier to further economic development and how to overcome this. Focus group discussions were held with employees of major companies and a brainstorming session involved key local stakeholders.
Additional housing supply: implications for sustainable communities
This is part of DCLG’s (then ODPM) response to the Barker Review of Housing Supply’s recommendations that many more dwellings are needed to reduce house price inflation. It draws on the results of a model of house price response to additional supply developed in a parallel project at Reading University.
RSL Rents: Evidence from the Existing Tenants Survey 2000: Dataspring Discussion Paper 6
This report draws on the Existing Tenants Survey to examine rents in the social housing sector.
Mobility and moving aspirations of social housing tenants in London and the North
This study aims to assess evidence on the extent to which households in the social sector in London are prepared to move together with the attributes of households and dwellings that help to determine their attitudes and requirements.
Definitions of ownership. Phase IV: The Group RSR
Fourth phase of the research: focused on housing association group structures and developing an overarching Group RSR.
Land Use Planning and the Production of Affordable Housing
This project, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, TSA (then Housing Corporation), Countryside Agency, RICS and RTPI, explored the operation of s106 in producing additional affordable housing.
Definitions of Ownership Phase III: The Shadow RSR
The third Definitions of Ownership project operationalised the recommended changes and put the form out for trial .
Registered social landlords and changes in rent
This was the third annual analysis of registered social landlords' performance in limiting rent increases. It was also the first in the series of Sector Studies (Research and Good Practice).
Getting rents right
The main purpose of this study was to assess the use of the Continuous Recording system of lettings and sales (CORE) by registered social landlords as a tool to use when measuring affordability.

Living on the edge

Gemma Burgess and Lynne McAulay talk about the evaluation of the New Horizons project