Following publication of the draft National Development Framework (NDF) in August 2019, Professor Ludi Simpson, Professor of Population Studies at the University of Manchester completed an independent review of the Welsh Government’s estimates of housing need and housing need and demand by tenure that were used by the Welsh Government to inform the draft NDF.
Ludi Simpson’s work in sub-national demography for planning includes local and national government, advice at planning inquiries, research and teaching. He is designer and adviser to the publicly-owned POPGROUP software, the planning industry standard for local demographic projection of population and housing.
Through the fellowship scheme he produced a report on the technical aspects of the population and housing projections and the range of housing numbers that was used by the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee in its scrutiny work on the draft NDF.
Professor Simpson’s report; Demographic projections and planning – a collaborative partnership has now been published.