Does the Diversity of New Build Housing Type and Tenure Have a Positive Influence on Residential Absorption Rates? An Investigation of Housing Completion Rates in Leeds City Region

Paul Greenhalgh*, David Mcguinness, Simon Robson, Kathryn Bowers

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Abstract

The research tests a proposition that a more diverse range of new build housing improves absorption rates. Land registry house sales for four Planning Authorities in Leeds City region in the UK, over an 11-year period, were used to calculate Brillouin’s Index of diversity and perform Pearson and ANOVA tests to determine strength and significance of the correlation between absorption rates and diversity by type, size and tenure of new housing. The significant findings are that residential developments with higher diversity have lower absorption rates, conversely, developments with lower diversity have higher absorption rates and smaller sites are built-out faster.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalPlanning Practice and Research
Early online date7 Jan 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jan 2021

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