Mid Sussex named as one one of the most desirable places to live in the UK

Mid Sussex has been named as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.

The area was named as the 17th most popular place to live in the country in an annual quality of life survey by Halifax.

But the vicinity, including Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Cuckfield, dropped two places from last year’s position of 15th.

The listings were compiled based on health and life expectancy, crime rates, weather, employment and the performance of local schools.

Christopher Snowling, Mid Sussex Cabinet member for health and community, said standing firm against proposals like the Mayfield Town development was instrumental in maintaining Mid Sussex’s allure.

He added: “We’re an area of three small-ish towns and plenty of rural areas. We try our best to listen to our residents and act on what they deem best.

“We don’t want to be overloaded by developments and proposals that would put unnecessary strain on our infrastructure. I think our goal for next year would be to improve on our position.”

Hart in Hampshire has been crowned the most desirable place to live in the UK for the third year in a row, with no other Sussex authorities making the grade.

Nestled in the north-east corner of Hampshire, residents of Hart were found to be the healthiest with 97.4% of residents reported to be in good or fairly good health.

Continuing a trend, the south east dominated the top 50 list, claiming a total of 24 mentions.

Martin Ellis, an economist at Halifax, said: “The old adage of ‘health, wealth and happiness’ is the traditional measure of quality of life.

“For the third year running Hart has delivered against a range of indicators to demonstrate its residents have the best quality of life in the UK.”

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10:00am Sun 22 Dec 13

jackthekipper says...

i wish,stuck in brighton which is not what it was
i wish,stuck in brighton which is not what it was jackthekipper

10:38am Sun 22 Dec 13

M....... says...

Only desirable until the fracking commences. Then watch house prices plummet.

Regards, Mike
Only desirable until the fracking commences. Then watch house prices plummet. Regards, Mike M.......

2:15pm Sun 22 Dec 13

nosolution says...

But the survey didn't actually ask any residents just based the results on a series of stats from Doctors surgeries and the like...
But the survey didn't actually ask any residents just based the results on a series of stats from Doctors surgeries and the like... nosolution

4:53pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Cave Johnson says...

17th? You're singing its praises as if it was nearly the top. This is just fawning rubbish.
17th? You're singing its praises as if it was nearly the top. This is just fawning rubbish. Cave Johnson

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