Opinion Research Services (ORS) has extensive experience of preparing housing needs assessments. Since 1994, they have prepared housing needs assessments for nearly 150 local planning authorities. Of the assessments in England, ORS has undertaken work for a total of 75 local planning authorities during the past five years, including recent studies for Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Swindon, North Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and all of Bedfordshire. ORS has successfully defended its methods and assumptions at all Examinations and Inquiries that it has attended on behalf of local authorities.
In March 2022 they provided CDWA with an independent review of the Oxfordshire Growth Needs Assessment (return to OGNA Review blog)