Sheffield Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Principal Investigator:

Craig Watkins


Richard Dunning, Ed Ferrari, Danielle Leahy-Laughlin, Alasdair Rae, Gareth Young (University of Sheffield), Rachael McGown (Shefield City Council), Ryan Powell (Sheffield Hallam University)


January 2013 - December 2014

This collaboration between Sheffield’s universities and the city council, provided a bespoke and detailed understanding of the housing requirement in Sheffield. The research assessed the level of market housing and affordable housing required in the city, as well as exploring a range of questions to support the work of planners in the city.

The views of over 3,300 of the city’s residents, gathered through a postal survey, and in-depth interviews with over 75 residents and stakeholders across the city provided one of the largest information sources for a strategic housing market assessment nationally.

The project also utilized the expertise within the Department of Town and Regional Planning, tapping into previously unused data sources, to define the 13 housing submarkets across the city.

Extending the research beyond the housing requirement figures, the final report also raised questions for policy makers in the city relating to the key issues raised in the survey and interviews.


Sheffield Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013


Sheffield City Council