The Sheffield and Rotherham Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

Project Director: Professor Ed Ferrari
Project Duration: 2018-2019

This project is a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The study will provide a detailed understanding of the housing requirements in Sheffield and Rotherham. It will assess how much market housing and affordable housing is required, as well as exploring a range of questions to support the work of planners in the area.

Previous studies have suggested that Sheffield and Rotherham have a common labour market, with important links between the two areas in terms of travel and migration patterns. The final report will therefore provide information about housing across the two local authorities, for each local authority, and down to more localised Housing Market Areas.

As part of the study, CRESR will undertake a large survey of residents to gather information about their current and future housing requirements, along with information about their household and their care and support needs. In addition to this, CRESR will look specifically at student housing, demand for housing in new neighbourhoods, housing in the private rented sector, and the desire among residents to live in the city and town centres.

Project team

Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Research Fellow, BA (Hons), PhD
Research Associate
Research Fellow
Research Fellow, BA, MSc, MA, PhD
Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MA
Director, BA(Hons) DipTP PhD FHEA


Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Sheffield City Council
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