Evidence & Research

Providing our clients with robust evidence to help inform policy and plans.

We prepare objective evidence on housing need to help local planning authorities and housing developers make the case for new homes. We also provide expert witnesses to Examinations in Public and planning appeals.

Our team undertakes employment land reviews to advise on the location, amount and type of land needed to support economic growth and strategic plans. We also use our analytical insights to help clients secure changes of use for their sites.

We undertake analysis of labour markets to understand the balance between supply and demand for skills in local areas, and study sectors to assess the prospects for growth. Our knowledge of data, policy and economic drivers is also used to help businesses, investors, sector bodies and public sector organisations shape policy decisions which affect them.


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