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WhatHouse? Location Ratings For Transport Links Explained

Posted 15 November 2023 by Keith Osborne

We assess the latest information to rate current new homes developments under the core topic of transport links...

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 several core topics, including Transport.

Being within easy reach of people and places for work or leisure is a top consideration when choosing your brand new home. Can you commute easily by private or public transport, and are there routes to close by for the places you’ll want to go to? Would it be safe to leave the car at home and cycle somewhere instead? Are there convenient EV charging points in the local area?

There are a host of things we use to calculate our Transport Links rating, including:

  • The proximity of cycle pathways for safe and ‘green’ access to local amenities.
  • The provision of public transport in the form of bus and rail services
  • The proximity of A-roads and motorways
  • EV charger access. If you don’t have a charger of your own at home, is there one nearby?

Together, these give an in-depth combined score in what to expect from the area around your potential brand new home.

Example ratings: Top 5 ranking developments for railway connections in the North East of England:

Rank Development and location Housebuilder Score out of 5
1 Sadler Woods, Eaglescliffe, County Durham Story Homes 4.0
2 Sycamore Grove, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Barratt Homes 4.0
3 Coatham Gardens, Eaglescliffe, County Durham Taylor Wimpey 3.0
4 Modello, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Bellway 3.0
5 Antler Park, Seaton Carew, County Durham Keepmoat 3.0

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
Eaglescliffe, County Durham TS16
£227,995 - £446,995
Sadler Woods
Eaglescliffe, County Durham TS16
3 - 5 bedroom properties
Story Homes
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE6
£293,995 - £489,995
Sycamore Grove
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE6 
3 - 5 bedroom properties
Barratt Homes
Eaglescliffe, County Durham TS16
£195,995 - £331,995
Coatham Gardens
Eaglescliffe, County Durham TS16
3 - 4 bedroom properties
Taylor Wimpey
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8
£199,995 - £219,995
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 
Contact for more information
Hartlepool, County Durham  TS2
£129,995 - £194,995
Antler Park, Seaton Carew
Hartlepool, County Durham  TS2
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  • Sadler Woods
  • Sycamore Grove
  • Coatham Gardens
  • Modello
  • Antler Park, Seaton Carew
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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.
For more details on how we produce our rating data please click here.
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