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The Research and Intelligence Unit is involved in a variety of work involving the collation and analysis of housing data both at a county and regional level to support the evaluation and development of policy and strategy. This section gives an overview of our work and includes a variety of reports and data which you may find useful.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) provides a strategic view of housing supply and demand in all housing sectors up to 2030 and also provides Local Authorities with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and segments of the functional housing markets operating within Worcestershire. Together with the Assessment, it forms part of the evidence base informing emerging planning and housing policies and strategies for those authorities bringing forward their Development Plan Documents for examination.

Also included within this section is a previous assessment and subsequent monitoring reports, as well as a Gypsy Traveller and Accomodation Assessment, which was been produced to assess the housing needs of gypsies and travellers.

South Worcestershire Housing Needs Assessment

A South Worcestershire Housing Needs Assessment was commissioned by the three South Worcestershire Districts, Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon to assess the local housing needs to inform the South Worcestershire Joint Core Strategy (SW JCS).

West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy Annual Monitoring Report

The unit produces the annual housing supply monitoring report on behalf of the West Midlands Local Government Association. This report examines the progress of authorities across the region in achieving targets set within national and regional planning policies.

West Midlands Housing Market Summary

This West Midlands Housing Market Summary report is a detailed analysis of housing supply based upon the West Midlands Regional Residential Land Availability Survey, which contributes to the substantive evidence base for the Communities for the Future chapter of RSS Annual Monitoring Reports. It is also an assessment of the key factors influencing housing demand including people’s aspirations about where they want to live and the nature of housing affordability across the Region.

Housing Data

In the data section, you will find a range of links to topical local level housing data, including up-to-date house prices and data on housing type and tenure from the 2001 Census.

CLG Household Projections

The CLG household projections, which does not take into account of housing strategies and uses a trend-based method to calculate the number of future households, can be found here.


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This page was last reviewed 22 May 2013 at 10:49.
The page is next due for review 18 November 2014.