Housing | Planning | Economic Development

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

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About Us

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 most recently published report is for Barratt Developments on the topic of land banking, which includes new evidence on the ‘length’ of the planning pipeline based on data collected by ABI Barbour.

Latest News

New report on land banking for Barratt Developments

The topic of ‘land banking’ has become increasingly politicised as the housing crisis has worsened. Housebuilders stand accused of not building on the land for which they have planning permission and of not building out as quickly as they could. Critics point to bourgeoning planning permission numbers – well ahead of the building numbers […]

New data on affordability for first-time buyers

Chris Walker writes on the back of his recent report for the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). In his autumn statement, the new chancellor put more emphasis than we have heard before on building more homes to boost the nation’s flagging productivity levels, as well as the perennial problem of improving affordability. As the chancellor […]