National Housing and Planning Advice Unit

The NHPAU is now closed. This information is being maintained for archive/historical purposes only.

Building awareness for the future - helping meet local housing needs

The NHPAU was set up in 2006 with the challenge of helping to make housing more affordable and address the rising trend in the number of people prevented from getting onto the property ladder. Its remit was expanded in April 2010 and the Unit's focus is now on working with local authorities and others to meet that challenge in a local context.

NHPAU is uniquely placed as the only organisation to offer impartial, evidence-based, expert advice and research about the impact of planned housing provision on affordability, and wider housing supply issues in England. This advice is based on analysis which is independent of both national and local government or any interest group. We seek to work in partnership with our stakeholders to provide informed advice at key junctures in the planning and delivery system, to help the system work as intended and so contribute to tackling housing affordability.

Latest News

NHPAU to close (28 June 2010)
The NHPAU is to close as part of the Government's plans to rationalise the number of advisory bodies and save costs. Access to our publications will continue either through this site or through alternative CLG web pages.

No 'Nimby' nation: study finds strong support for new housing (11 June 2010)
A new report commissioned by the NHPAU finds support for new house building is surprisingly high, provided people are reassured about the impact on their local services. See the news release and report for more details.

The National Housing and Planning Advice Unit (NHPAU) is now closed. This information is being maintained for archive/historical purposes only.

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