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Is Brent Dealing Adequately With Its Environmental Problems?

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Brent is a Subject to a lot of environmental problems, but is the government actually doing anything to solve these problems? Is Brent Dealing Adequately With Its Environmental Problems? Brent is located in London, which is found in the South East Part Of England (Map 1) London is made up of many boroughs; Brent (Map 2) is in the North West part of London. Brent is divided into three parliamentary constituencies (Map 3): Brent East Brent North Brent South There are 31 wards in Brent, I live in the St Raphael's Ward in Brent South. Brent was established in 1965 by the re-organisation of London's Government. The Borough's Wembley and Willesden were joined together and named after the river that had previously separated them 'The River Brent.' Elections were held every 4 years to elect 66 local Councillors to govern Brent. Evidence shows that Brent was severely damaged in the Second World War. 2000 homes were destroyed and big efforts were produced to rebuild and repair these buildings. Wembley concentrated more on new council estates and by the 1960s/70s new housing estates replaced old homes. A vast number of factories were closed down to be replaced by office blocks. Brent was well on its way to improvement. By 1965 Brent was faced with the problems that were handed down from previous predecessors. These included Housing, Education, Social Services, Refuse Collection and Road Maintenance. ...read more.

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This has caused dereliction of old factories leading to vandalism and Visual Pollution. It also increased Air Pollution and Traffic on the North Circular. Wembley Stadium/ Conference Centre became the centre of Wembley, which contributed to the local economy. This lead to Increased Traffic along the Wembley High Road, and Empire way. Transport Post War Development changed transport a big deal. More private cars were being used which resulted in more roads being built and older roads being widened. Footpaths were closed or blocked and this gave less accessibility to pedestrians. Open natural spaces were destroyed to make this extra 'room' for more roads like Drury Way in Neasden. Railways were being used much more often due to growing networks. This caused expansion in rail tracks, which once again takes up natural spaces. Noise and Visual Pollution increased. Graffiti, Vandalism and loud trains are the environment at Wembley Central Station at rush hour. Direct access to the North Circular and links to the major motorways like the M25, M1, and M40, this encourages the use of car's. This causes air pollution and more traffic. Shopping Large Self Service shops and shopping centre's grew while smaller specialist shops were put out of business. This takes up a lot of natural land and causes traffic on nearby roads. For instance Brent Brent is known as the Most Multi-Racial district in the country, this encourages many different religions and beliefs to settle in one place. ...read more.

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Yes No If yes do you use them? Yes No Do you use the Green boxes provided by the council? Yes No Sometimes Do you have a car? Yes No How often do you use your car? Always Sometimes Never How many Drivers are there in your household? 1 2 3 3+ I will compare the Primary Data I have collected to the LA21 and UDP. LA21 (Local Agenda 21) In response to concerns about the envionment, The united nations held a conference on environment development in Rio De Janiero in 1992. This was called the "Earth Summit" which resulted in over 150 nations agreeing to a international plan of action top protect the environment and to maintain a level of sustainable development. Britain was one of the countries that agreed to this plan and therefore it was decided that each local council should help by implementing there own LA21. Some of the policies in the Local Agenda 21 is to encourage public transport. For example Trains, Underground, Bus, Cycle. Brents target is to increase the average distance walked per person by 5% every 5 years. At the moment 48% of people drive cars were only 24% use the Underground or Busses. Brent also plans to increase car sharing. There are also Policies in LA21 for Waste/Recycling. Brent wants to increase the % of waste recycled in a household to 20%. They also plan to increase the % of people who compost there waste. UDP (Unitary Developed Plan) Under the Town and Country Planning act 1990 ...read more.

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