Chiltern in top five ‘most de­sir­able’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PLANNING MATTERS -

CHILTERN is one of the most de­sir­able places to live in the UK, ac­cord­ing to a new survey.

The area rose 10 places to num­ber five in a new ‘qual­ity of life’ survey.

The rank­ings de­ter­mine where peo­ple are the health­i­est and live the long­est and have one of the high­est weekly in­come.

Wy­combe came 46th and Ayles­bury Vale came in at 41.

Hart, in Hamp­shire, which is cen­tred on the town of Fleet, came top.

Sur­rey’s Elm­bridge and Winch­ester, in Hamp­shire, came sec­ond and third on the an­nual Hal­i­fax qual­ity of life survey’s top 50 list.

It was dom­i­nated by ar­eas in south-east Eng­land, and Hambleton, York­shire, was the only place in north­ern Eng­land to make the list at num­ber 50.

The survey looked at fac­tors in­clud­ing life ex­pectancy, crime rates, ed­u­ca­tion and weather.

It is the fourth year in a row that Hart has topped the list.

War­wick was one of the big­gest ris­ers on the list, from 42nd to 11th place.

The re­port, pro­duced by Hal­i­fax, uses statis­tics from var­i­ous sources in­clud­ing the Of­fice for Na­tional Statis­tics (ONS) and the Met Of­fice.

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