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The higher-than-average house price growth in top university cities is making it difficult for talented individuals to stay on and work locally after graduation. Research4 has shown that in the period 2009 to 2018 house prices in London have risen 76.3%, in Cambridge 73.4% and in Oxford 66.8%. This represents growth 25% higher than the national average.
Long term it is feared that the lack of affordable housing could hinder further economic growth and there is a call for local plans to include homes for key workers and for higher density development.
4Bidwells, July 2019