A report that really set the agenda for more house building by demonstrating the negative economic impact of building homes at below an annual rate of 200,000-240,000. It makes a strong case that building in response to a financial bubble exaggerates the downturn. Recognises the economic importance of location rather than just build numbers.
A brief but useful analysis of the housing stock tied up by older owner occupiers that seeks to demonstrate the downsizing multiplier effect. Every one person rehoused in extra-care provides released capacity for two-three.
Looks at the effect of immigration on access to social housing. Subscribers to the Economic Journal may also like to read 'Immigration and House Prices in the UK' by Filipa Sa.
Hanover's comprehensive analysis into how housing and attitudes need to respond to an ageing population. The above is the final summary chapter. All the other chapters are available here.
This report reviews international evidence from selected case studies, as well
as examples from specific UK nations. It also looks in detail at a small set of
specific case study policies.
This report seeks to explain housing ‘build-out’ rates, by drawing on relevant academic and practice literature, national survey work among 18 housebuilders and a particular local example, where one large site has been developed by ten separate companies.
Planning obligations have emerged as one of the main ways in which new affordable homes are built but
their operation varies according to local housing market conditions and has been affected by recent policy changes. This research re-examines the effectiveness of planning obligations and uses case study research to identify how the supply of
affordable housing can be increased in areas where planning obligations are not meeting local needs.