Rapid Impact Assessment for the Midlands and North of England
The research is a rapid impact assessment on the response of local authorities to this major change in planning policy. It focuses particularly on the impact of the changes on regions in the Midlands and the North of England.
BSHF is funding this research project with a leading social housing provider, Metropolitan Housing Partnership (MHP) which seeks to identify the sustainability impacts of how people live in their homes.
In September 2010, BSHF submitted evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committe regarding the impact of the abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies, regional housebuilding targets, which are to be abolished under the Localism Bill.
An analysis of recent tenure trends in the UK, with projections for potential future changes over the medium term. The research also examines the implications of these changes and draws particular attention to the need to pay close attention to the needs of those living in an expanded private rented sector.