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A Village Study Of Pirbright

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GCSE Geography Coursework A Village Study Of Pirbright In this piece of coursework I am going to be carrying out an investigation into a village, in order to find evidence to answer a series of geographical questions, which all centre around one main question which is: 'Is Pirbright a suburbanised village?' In order to answer this question I will need to follow a sequence of investigation, which consists of four main steps: a) The Background Information In this part of the investigation I will be looking at the background information. I will start by looking at the theoretical background, saying what a suburbanised village is, before looking at how the location of the village affects whether it becomes suburbanised or not. I will then move onto the geographical background, saying where exactly Pirbright is and what I would expect the village to be like judging from its location. b) Collecting The Data In order to collect the data I will need to visit Pirbright and collect sources of both primary and secondary data. ...read more.


Finally I will evaluate our investigation, saying how useful our investigation was to us, how useful it was(or could be)to other people, how it could have been better and listing any other investigations which could come out of the study. What is a suburbanised village? * A suburbanised village is a village that has changed its function from being a rural agricultural village to being a suburb of a town. * Since the 1980's people have been moving out of major cities such as London, -Reading and Guildford to get away from things such as crime, pollution and traffic congestion in cities. This is called counter urbanisation. * People move to rural villages that are commuting distance from their place of work, so a suburbanised village must have access to railway and motorway links. * We would expect to find new houses built for newcomers, as well as old farmhouses that have been modernised for rich city commuters. * Newcomers will shop in cities and out of town shopping centres, so we would not expect to find medium or high order shops. ...read more.


This is especially true of Guildford, as it is located within the South-East of England. Therefore, as there is no housing available within the CBD or either the inner or outer city areas, the people searching for housing will have to go further out of the city, and as they are unable to build their property on the green belt area they will therefore have to build on the area just outside the green belt area, therefore, meaning that the population of the area on which they build upon will gradually increase as other people go through the same procedure and eventually end up having to build on this area. Urban push factors, combined with the rural pull factors will also draw people from the city into this area and the area will eventually become suburbanised. People who move to these areas are also able to live commuting distance from their place of work and this would show that the village is becoming suburbanised. So, if the village is located just outside a green belt area, then it is most likely to become suburbanised. Where is Pirbright located? ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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