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Revealed: the most popular postcodes in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 16:22 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:22 06 March 2017

Parliament Street, Harrogate, the spa town named the happiest place to live in 2015

Parliament Street, Harrogate, the spa town named the happiest place to live in 2015

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Royal Mail analysed over a million UK redirection applications from the last 12 months to reveal the nation’s home moving habits. We look at some of the movers and shakers in Yorkshire.

Exercising the dogs along York Road, Green Hammerton.Exercising the dogs along York Road, Green Hammerton.

York

YO26

The city of York is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the UK, so it is natural that people are looking to move into the area for the lifestyle. Most of the York postcodes are fairly stable, with roughly the same amount of people moving in to replace those leaving the area.

The standout postcode in the immediate area surrounding York is the YO26 postcode which covers villages such as Green Hammerton and Nether Popperton. The proximity to the A59 makes commuting to either Harrogate and York and is a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Crescent Gardens, HarrogateCrescent Gardens, Harrogate

Harrogate

HG1, HG2

Harrogate is hot property at the moment, in 2016, a staggering 1100 moves were made in the HG1 and HG2 districts which cover the centre of the town and include famous green spaces such as The Stray and Harrogate Valley Gardens, .

The average relocation distance is 43 miles but there have been instances of households moving there from 300 miles away, which suggests that Harrogate has a universal appeal. As with York, the proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors is a huge draw.

Canal gardens at Roundhay Park, Leeds by Phillip LongleyCanal gardens at Roundhay Park, Leeds by Phillip Longley

Leeds

LS8

Whether the Northern Powerhouse is happening or not, Leeds is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK right now. All the districts with the LS prefix saw a large amount of property sales in 2016, but one notable area was Roundhay, located to the north-east of the city centre.

Roundhay has a wide variety of housing. There is a mixture of Victorian through terraces, villas and 20th century detached and semi detached housing. It is home to Roundhay Park, the second largest city park in Europe after the ‘Englischer Garten’ in Munich and a short distance from Harewood House, which is located in the adjacent LS17 district.

Weston Park in located on Western Bank, Broomhill, Sheffield.Weston Park in located on Western Bank, Broomhill, Sheffield.

Sheffield

S10

There are 15 different postcodes that cover the city of Sheffield and surroundings areas, and while the city has a large student population which contributes to the high moving rate, there are some notable areas where property is vey much in demand.

The south-west of the city has always been a popular spot due to its proximity to the Peak District, there 456 relocations into the area last year, which covers suburbs such as Fulwood and Ranmoor.

North BarNorth Bar

Beverley

HU17

While all the attention is on Hull in 2017, the nearby market town of Beverley is proving to be a big draw for the area. Last year, 525 households moved into the area, while only 399 left.

The Beverley property market is very active in comparision to the other postcode districts with the HU prefix, the largest amount of moves in the Hull area was in the HU5 district in the north-west of the city, this is home to the iconic Avenues district and saw 245 households move in.

Check out the details for your postcode at www.royalmail.com/redirection-moving-map

More from Homes & Gardens

So when are you going to write a book? It was a question that at first just made Martin and Jill Fish smile because they hadn’t given the idea much thought, if at all. ‘But so many people kept asking,’ says Martin, flicking through the newly published Gardening on the Menu, written with his wife Jill. His mind is already on volume two.

It was an obvious thing to do together. Martin is a professional horticulturalist, garden writer and broadcaster. Jill, a former infant teacher, is a cookery writer who loves to make the most of the fruit and vegetables they grow in their North Yorkshire garden.

Everything was at their green fingertips – Martin’s many years of writing about practical gardening and Jill’s cookery writing plus her collection of family recipes all quite naturally came together over one winter. ‘There were times when we did wonder what on earth we had taken on. It was quite intense but it was a case of just getting on with it,’ says Jill.

The 300-page book is a practical guide to more than 25 different fruits and vegetables Martin and Jill have enjoyed growing in their three quarter-acre garden and eating as a family over many years and still do today. Some are eaten fresh and others stored or preserved. Martin includes easy-to-follow advice with tips on getting the best from your crops and there are 100 recipes from Jill, including the toffee apple pie that launched her cookery writing career 10 years ago.

Ask Martin about growing organically and he will not lecture. ‘I would never tell anyone what to do. I will only pass on what I know works really well.’ He uses as few chemicals as possible and his growing tips throughout the book reflect good practice and common sense that help to keep soil and plants healthy.

Gardening expert Carol Klein explains what makes Gardening on the Menu different to every other grow and eat guide. In the book’s foreword she writes: ‘Good gardening and good cooking should not be slaves to fashion, they rise above trendiness and though Martin and Jill’s book is bang up to date, the quality of their knowledge and their ability to transmit it will be relevant indefinitely. You’ll read these pages and think just as I have: “Thanks Martin. That’s a better way to do that. I’m going to do it like that in future…and thanks Jill. I can’t wait to taste that!”’

There’s a chance to visit Thornycroft, the Fish family garden on July 23rd when it is open to the public from 11am-4pm as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. Martin will be there to answer your gardening questions. Other visits by appointment can be made too. Visit martinfish.com for more information.

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