Yorkshire and the Humber

Sitting directly north of the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber has a history strongly connected to the steel, coal and farming industries. Although still a major player in the UK’s energy industry, the region is still adjusting to the move towards cleaner fuels and cheap steel imports. However, Leeds is a thriving finance and business hub, while Sheffield has enjoyed a strong resurgence in recent years as a centre for the creative arts and music. Grimsby is the centre of the UK’s fishing industry, with agriculture and food processing also providing a major source of income for the region.

4.38
Average Location Score

Excellent

59%

Very Good

27%

Average

11%

Disappointing

2%

Very Poor

1%

Best places to live in Yorkshire and the Humber

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The city of Sheffield

Where is Yorkshire and the Humber?

Yorkshire and the Humber sits directly above the East Midlands, and below the North East England region. Along with North East and North West England regions, Yorkshire and the Humber falls within the larger area known as the north of England.

What areas are in Yorkshire and the Humber?

The large county of North Yorkshire forms the northern section of Yorkshire and the Humber. Below this sits West Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, along with York. The south of the region constitutes the counties of South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Yorkshire and the Humber counties

South Yorkshire

Formed of the districts of Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, South Yorkshire is the southernmost area within Yorkshire and the Humber. The Pennines dominate the county’s landscape, with part of the Peak District National Park lying within South Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire constitutes five metropolitan boroughs: City of Bradford, City of Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and City of Wakefield. Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield were strongly connected to England’s wool industry, with much of their history and architecture dictated by it, while Leeds and the south of the county are more connected to heavy engineering industries.

East Riding of Yorkshire

The East Riding’s name comes from the traditional titles for three of Yorkshire’s smaller regions: the East, West and South Ridings. The East Riding retains the name and is bounded to the south by the Humber Estuary and to the east by the North Sea.

North Yorkshire

England’s largest non-metropolitan county, North Yorkshire is famous for the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Middlesbrough and York are its two largest urban settlements, while other key towns include Harrogate and Scarborough.

Leeds from above

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire falls within the Yorkshire and the Humber region, and within the Lincolnshire county. Key towns include Scunthorpe and Epworth.

North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire is a Unitary Authority Area and falls within the Yorkshire and the Humber region. This area was formed from the boroughs of Cleethorpes and Great Grimsby in 1996.

Yorkshire and the Humber cities

The five cities in Yorkshire and the Humber are Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull, and York. Leeds is the largest, with almost 800,000 inhabitants in 2019.

Reviews in Yorkshire and the Humber

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BUYER BEWARE

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Review Date May 2022

This development could be awesome. Great convenient shops, places to eat, school and public transport. Yet, the development in terms of how it looks is both looking and working , some 3 years on is disgraceful. Dead / Badly planted trees, open spaces fenced off and basically ‘builder tips’ grass verges left, , (i cut them adjacent to my plot) drains are full of rubble, lack of topsoil makes grass, shrubs difficult to grow, especially the ones nocked over by the tradesmen, who drive over verges to miss parked cars, or, trees planted in concrete, the use of sub soil as apposed to good top soil, and which in turn causes flooded areas because surface water cant drain away effectively.. its like IKEA DOES MEAU RISE, BUILT BY LOGO. It has potential to be a great area, but the lack of affective governance, management, control, responsibility is shocking

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BUYER BEWARE Sale staff sell you something, you buy something else. The aftercare is very poor, lots of maladministration, complaints are not investigated fully. The finish is poor quality.snags/faults raised are either ignored or left in a wore state than before their Handyman” had a go. Appointments fail, go unaddressed. Homegroup were charging residents an estate management fee, + their Fee, for work not even started,( 3 years now) that they are not contracted to do, and they Didn’t Know MEADFLEET had not Taken Over (google MF) drainage blocked Builders Waist, See Hull Daily Mail. Yorkshire water technical say buiders have serious questions to answer” Homegroup misrepresent factual information, deny access to data, and mislead Processes Like Information Commissioner.

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The Misrepresentation Of The Management Covenant ( Legal Experts Say It Is The Next PPI Scandal)
The HOMEGROUP , Would not breach/break their contract, refuse me copies of my plot file,
That A Credible After sales Team Would Work As Promised/ Contracted To.
The shear lack pf governance.
The NHBC is there to serve the developer, formost.
That there was a credible complaints procedure.
That record keeping/data was correct.
That, the 106 agreement would be adhered to.

What is the best feature of your home:

The Awesome Design Totally Let Down By The Way It Has Been Built

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Good place to live. Certain elements could be better

Review Date May 2022

The gym is a bit basic. Also the building I am in has no facilities, so always have to go to another building. Other than that, is quiet and comfortable

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The design is good and modern, however some components seem cheap. (Kitchen work tops)

The furnishings although may look nice, are not comfortable or homely. Comfort over design could have been considered on these items (sofa in particular)

The lamp above our table looks unfinished.

But apart from the above points it is a good looking flat

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known where the best places for dog walks are.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have been very quick to respond and kind and courteous at all times

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Manager Response

Hi Steven

Thank you for your review, we’re so glad you’re happy here at Mustard Wharf.

I’d be interested in understanding where we could improve on the repairs and maintenance aspect, please feel free to come and speak to me or my Resident services team to discuss any issues further.

The team will also be happy to discuss places to walk your dog and maybe introduce you to other dog owners so you’ve got company.

Thanks
Johnathan

The property is maintained to a high standard at all times.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2022

Great place to live with a great team and great facilities.

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The development is put together well. The property is maintained to a high standard at all times. Any issues are fixed quickly. The property has great facilities such as gym, conceirge, 24 hr security, well maintained gardens and is pet friendly. Team are very helpful

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There isn’t anything I needed to know all information was provided.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I didn’t have an issues but anything that needed fixing in the communal areas was fixed immediately.

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MEAUX RISE DEVELOPMENT, KINGSWOOD – MY THOUGHTS

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Review Date May 2022

Positive points – Local shops, restaurants, pub, primary and secondary schools and healthcare facilities are within walking distance. Public transport links (bus) are convenient and within walking distance. Parking is excellent as all houses have good sized private drives, thereby reducing over-parking on the street. Bin collections by the local council are regular and timely. There appears to be no anti-social behaviour and traffic noise outside of the working hours is low.
Negative points – The development is not yet complete, therefore remains very much a ‘building site’. Pavements and roads have yet to be correctly surfaced and construction traffic and noise remains high during the working hours. Grassed areas and public open spaces have yet to be completed. I would imagine that within the next two years or so this will be removed.

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The design of my house is generally good (4 bedroomed detached property). I specifically wanted the house and plot I have purchased because of its location and larger than average rear garden. It is also on the edge of the development and therefore benefits from a walled garden as opposed to the less aesthetically pleasing fencing.
Unfortunately I noticed numerous snagging jobs when I moved into the property on 7 February 2022. They are too numerous to mention, however the most noticeable (and annoying) were/are as follows:
1. There was no telephone/internet connection due to ground cabling problems for over two months. I was only ably to get telephone/internet connected on 28 April 2022, over two and a half months after moving in.
2. I still have two Velux windows in the apex roof of my orangery that do not open due to being fitted out of square. The site manager has arranged for these to be replaced/repaired on 4 May 2022.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish the sales team had been more honest from the start regarding a move-in date. I was originally told the end of November 2021, however didn’t actually move in until 7 February 2022. This was not only frustrating for me, but also the purchaser of my previous house.

What is the best feature of your home:

For me, the best feature of my new home is the abundance of space. I did purchase a 4-bedroomed detached property with probably the largest garden on the development, so this should be expected.

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