Housing | Planning | Economic Development

We are an economics consultancy specialising in housing, planning and economic development.

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ChamberlainWalker is an economics consultancy specialising in housing, planning and economic development, established to provide decision-makers with strategic advice based on deep analytical insight and over twenty years of experience advising Governments on the big decisions.

The directors, Paul and Chris, worked as senior economic advisers in Government, helping Ministers to develop and deliver a large number of high-profile policies. They have a proven track record of producing analysis that stands up to close scrutiny and distilling complex analysis into practical advice.

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Chris Walker

Chris is an experienced economist, prolific writer and thought leader.

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Paul Chamberlain

Paul is a respected economist with extensive experience of delivering high profile projects.

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We work with a range of organizations, including councils and developers, to: prepare evidence on housing and economic ‘needs’; undertake research to inform strategic plans; produce impact assessments and appraisals to underpin investment decisions; and provide evidence to demonstrate social value.

Our Publications

Some of our reports are publicly available via our own and/or clients’ web sites. Our report for Barratt Developments on the topic of land banking includes new evidence on the ‘length’ of the planning pipeline based on data collected by ABI Barbour.

Latest News

Robust development values: new market reports

The development process is full of risks and complications. Market risk is a crucial consideration for developers – ensuring development values are sufficient to cover the costs of development (construction costs, planning obligations, etc). All this while providing an acceptable level of profit (c. 20 per cent of Gross Development Value) and return to the […]

Supercharged Free Ports: a report for the MACE Group

Chris’ recent report ‘Supercharged Free Ports’, for Mace Group, sets out a vision and economic case for well-connected ‘Supercharged’ Free Ports throughout the Northern Powerhouse. This has two aims. The first is to help position the UK as a more open economy post-Brexit, the second is to rebalance the UK economy. Realistically, free trade deals […]