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Understanding migration from London to the wider South East of England

June 26, 2024

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London’s housing challenges are resulting in a shift of people moving out of the Capital to South East. But who are they and how many are leaving?

The London Plan, published in March 2021, sets a housing delivery target of 52,000 homes per year over ten years—significantly short of the identified need.

There is a need for collaboration between authorities across the Wider South East to address the London’s unmet housing need. Stantec’s Development Economics team has analysed migration data from the Mid-Year Population Estimates produced by the Office for National Statistics. In doing so, they’ve aimed to determine how many people moved out of Greater London to the wider South East to identify where the greatest pressure for housing outside the capital will fall.

 Download the report to discover the key findings. 

  • Debbie Mayes

    As a development economics associate director, Debbie specialises in social and economic impact assessment to support residential-led, commercial-led, mixed-use, and renewable energy developments of varying size and national significance.

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  • Robert Beauchamp

    Robert is a development economics associate working with general housing needs, specialist housing, and industrial and logistics floorspace, and, recently, a housing need report and proof of evidence for a large development in the East of England.

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