Published: 29th June 2015

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (GCGP) recently held a round-table discussion focussed on delivering the housing which the area needs to support its economy. 

The GCGP area generates £30 billion per annum for the UK economy and is host to a number of globally significant business and research clusters. However, it is recognised that continued success and growth will require delivery of a significant number of new homes (over 150,000 in the next 20 years) and steps to ensure housing is affordable to local people. 

Discussion at the event covered types of housing, delivery mechanisms, affordability and the challenges in availability of skills to build new homes. Quod Director, Chris Wheaton, spoke on issues including correctly assessing the housing need required to support growth, supporting new entrants to housing delivery, intermediate tenure models which work for local people and creating the right environment for institutional investment.

Further information on the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership is available at http://www.gcgp.co.uk/