The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published new ‘interim’ 2020-based National Population Projections on 12 January 2022. But how useful are these projections for the purposes of town planning, and in particular, what is their implication for housing need assessments?
Our Development Economics team have collated their thoughts, in the context of last week's House of Lords 'Meeting housing demand' report.
THE PROJECTIONS DO NOT ALTER THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT UNMET HOUSING NEED WHICH HAS ACCUMULATED OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS. THE HOUSING CRISIS IN ENGLAND REMAINS ACUTE.
Dan Usher, Development Economic Associate