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WhatHouse? Location Ratings For Health & Wellbeing Explained

Posted 15 November 2023 by Keith Osborne

We assess the latest information to give current new homes developments quality ratings under the core topic of Health & Wellbeing...

WhatHouse? has just launched its Location Ratings index to provide house-hunters with detailed, up-to-date scores on many different aspects of the places they want to live.

Working with data experts CLSQ, we assess the latest information to give every current new homes development a rating under the core topic of Health & Wellbeing.

From the outbreak of Covid in 2020, the health and quality of life for ourselves and our families has become more of a priority than ever, and one of the fundamental considerations in choosing where we live. There are a host of ingredients in measuring this, and we calculate our Health & Wellbeing rating using many factors, including:

  • The proximity of places for active and natural leisure, such as playing fields and playgrounds, swimming and sports facilities, public open spaces and proximity to parks and allotments
  • The level of air pollution
  • Noise levels from road, rail and air transport
  • The proximity of pylons and power lines
  • Crime levels
  • Road traffic collision data

Together, these give an in-depth score in what to expect for physical and mental health from the area around your potential brand new home.

Example ratings: Top 5 ranking developments for health and wellbeing in the North West of England:

Rank Development and location Housebuilder Score out of 5
1 Pennine View, Calthwaite, Cumbria Genesis Homes 4.7
2 Centurion Green, Midge Hall, Lancashire Barratt Homes 4.6
3 Whalley Manor, Barrow, Lancashire Laurus Homes 4.4
4 Freshfields, Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancashire McDermott Homes 4.4
5 Sundial Place, Thornton, Merseyside David Wilson Homes 4.4


Find out how current developments score when you search here for your new home.

Keep an eye out too for our upcoming stories and features about Location Ratings.


Find out more about our other Location Ratings core topics:


Featured Developments
Calthwaite, Cumbria CA11
Price on application
Pennine View
Calthwaite, Cumbria CA11
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Genesis Homes
Barrow, Lancashire BB7
£63,125 - £72,500 (from 25% share)
Whalley Manor
Barrow, Lancashire BB7 
2 - 4 bedroom properties
Laurus Homes
Grimsargh, Lancashire PR2
£94,500 - £399,995
Grimsargh, Lancashire PR2 
2 - 4 bedroom properties
McDermott Homes
Liverpool, Merseyside L23
£325,000 - £445,000
Sundial Place DWH
Liverpool, Merseyside L23 
3 - 4 bedroom properties
David Wilson Homes
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  • Pennine View
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Working with data experts CLSQ, we assess the latest information from highly respected sources to give every current new homes development we list a rating under five core topics Health & Wellbeing, Transport Links, Tech connectivity, Finance and Education & Amenities.

CLSQ provide trusted data, technology and data-led insurance services which empower automation and decision-with-certainty for the UK property sector. We combine the certainty of data and process with the unique security provided by our de-risking solutions and insurance."
Location Ratings Disclaimer:
The WhatHouse? Location Ratings are powered by our trusted partner, CLSQ.com, a leading property data, technology and data-led insurance provider who have collaborated with WhatHouse.com on analysing more than 50 geospatial attributes for every new build location. We endeavour to ensure the geospatial data is the most current and accurate information available.

However, WhatHouse? Digital Ltd does not make any representation, warranties of any kind (express or implied) or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, suitability or completeness of any information, merchantability or its fitness for a particular purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is, therefore, strictly at your own risk and WhatHouse? Digital Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from your use of such information.
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