• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Land Use Studies Town and country planning

Extracts from this document...


Land Use Studies Assignment 2 The government has four primary objectives for rural areas: i. To raise the quality of life and the environment in rural areas. ii. To promote more sustainable patterns of development. iii. To promote the development of the English regions by improving their economic performance so that all are able to reach their full potential. iv. To promote sustainable, diverse and adaptable agriculture sectors. (ODPM, Planning Policy Statement 7, 2004) QUESTION a. Explain what these four objectives mean. b. What are the problems associated with rural areas, and will meeting these four objectives begin to address them? Q a i) To raise the quality of life and the environment in rural areas. By developing guidelines and policies within the planning system to promote sustainable development patterns and sustainable communities in rural areas, the Government aims to achieve: * Community building In order for rural communities to sustain and enhance their identity and sustainability, planning policies dictated in Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS) and Local Development Documents (LDD) should include those which ensure that the quality of housing in rural areas is good, the quality of the rural environment is maintained or improved and that the intrinsic value of the countryside is enhanced. ...read more.


(ODPM, PPS7, 2004) Q a iv) To promote sustainable, diverse and adaptable agricultural sectors. The Government recognises the role agriculture plays in the rural economy and way of life and is continually developing strategies to increase the diversification and sustainability of agricultural practices. The Government also recognises that the industry needs to become more competitive and in order to do so encourages the diversification of agricultural activities, especially those that involve new agricultural opportunities, such as renewable energy crops. This also serves to broaden farming operations in order for farmers to add value to their primary produce. The Government has also recommended that planning authorities include policies in RSS and LDDs that encourage farmers to become more environmentally friendly, adapt to new and changing markets, both locally and nationally, and to comply with changes in legislation governing their industry. PPS7 mentions forestry operations, however these operations fall mainly under the Government's forestry policy, the England Forestry Strategy (1999) and has two main aims: i) "the sustainable management of existing woods and forests: and ii) a continued and steady expansion of woodland area to provide more benefits for society and the environment" (ODPM, PPS7, 2004) Regional and local planning bodies should take these aims into account when preparing RSS and LDDs and deciding planning applications. ...read more.


good reason to believe that the environmental, social and economic costs will exceed the respective benefits" (The Barker Review on Land Use Planning, 2006) Conserving the natural beauty and local characteristics of the countryside is also very important, not only in terms of economic value, but also because these qualities contribute enormously to the identity of rural areas, locally and nationally. One obvious benefit of ensuring that these qualities are preserved is that tourism and visitors contribute enormously to the rural economy. The Government recommends that local planning authorities actively support the creation and further development of tourist and visitor facilities in and around existing towns and villages. The Government has also recommended that local planning authorities allow the conversion of suitable existing buildings for the provision of visitor and tourist accommodation within the guidelines provided. The Government's strategy in addressing the problems facing rural areas is, at the moment, based mainly on improving the economic situation in rural locations. It is expected that the economic regeneration of rural areas will begin to address some of the problems facing rural areas. Planning authorities also have a duty to consider the interests of local communities, as well as giving consideration to regional and national interests and the associated environmental and economic impact that the proposed development would have. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Population & Settlement section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Population & Settlement essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    How successful are the regeneration schemes in Liverpool?

    4 star(s)

    Most of the work that has been happening has happened around the city centre because that's where people are mostly drawn. They have planned them very well because not only have they bought new people into the area, raising the decreasing population levels, they have made the old residence an improved and a better quality of life for them.

  2. Data Interpretation (assignment 1)

    There is a 29.6 difference between Norwich and England / Wales. The mean per 1000 population for Norwich is 18.15, the mean population per 1000 for England / Wales is 7.4. There is a 10.75 difference. This means that 10.75 more people that commit vehicle and other theft in Norwich than in the whole of England / Wales.

  1. Explain why urban-industrialization in China during the central planning period deprived the rural sector.

    Rural residents who wished to permanently move to an urban area had to separately apply to change both their place of permanent residence and their agricultural status.

  2. Investigating the theory Tesco dominates shopping patterns in Purley

    service but only a few cars, travelled in Purley's roads (19%), this can be due to the amount of traffic in Purley. Some public also mentioned a similar percentage reach Purley by trains as 11% used it. Only a few bikes were mentioned as 4% reached Purley by.

  1. London Docklands - Has the regeneration been a success or a failure?

    being a run-down town, to a good clean town which was rather attractive. It also became a multi functional place, where it attracted new industry such as newspapers, and banks. New housing was built to replace the old terraced housing.

  2. Rural development: Strategy for incorporating it into India's overall economic development agenda.

    There are some 6,459 zilla panchayats, 5,930 panchayat samitis and 240,588 gram panchayats across India [4]. Local government is responsible for a limited number of services water supply and sanitation, waste disposal and management, burials, street lightning and roads. More recently it has been given a greater role in economic development, lower level education, public health and environment protection.

  1. Road Traffic Accidents

    of passengers for accidents caused by them * Liability arising from the use of a caravan or trailer, while attached to the car. * Third Party Fire and Theft Insurance which generally give the same cover as Third Party insurance but also gives the added protection to cover losses in

  2. World Development

    An example of a MEDC person in Britain lives till 76 but LEDCS person has a life expectancy of only 53. The types of jobs are more accessible for MEDC people than LEDC people. People living in MEDCS are mostly successful professions with satisfying pay- manufacturing and service industries (75% of manufacturing and service industries of the world).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work