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"Tourism has a great impact on environments, communities and economies - Using UK examples you have studied, suggest whether or not the proposed development of Carlyon Bay would be appropriate."

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"Tourism has a great impact on environments, communities and economies. Using UK examples you have studied, suggest whether or not the proposed development of Carlyon Bay would be appropriate." According to publicity, the holiday complex at Carlyon Bay will be "a dazzling jewel, likely to become one of Europe's most glamorous seaside destinations". The proposed site at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall, near Fowey would bring new jobs, businesses and more people to the area, leading to the multiplier effect, yet would destroy a fragile environment and beautiful scenery. The planned site would consist of 500 holiday homes, hotels, shops, bars and restaurants to the already popular holiday destination. Local council people are concerned the development will put too much pressure on local roads, amenities and would prove a severe loss of a well-liked mile long beach. Peter Browning, spokesman for the Carlyon Bay Watch, opposing the development said, " The development is just wholly inappropriate for the area. Not only will it damage the environment it will double the size of the community and put huge stress on the infrastructure. ...read more.

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Carlyon Bay is also a 1995 Seaside Award Winner, winning points for its cleanliness on land and sea, and for its excellent facilities, coupled together with safe bathing, water sports, and trouble-free leisure, it is already a popular and amply developed site in many eyes. Clive Kessel vice chairman of the Restormel regeneration partnership said the development could bring money into an area that has suffered economic hardship. He denied that the development would harm the environment and dismissed concerns about access, he conceded that it would have an impact on local infrastructures but said work would be done to improve local roads and people would be encouraged to use public transport to get there. Other developments of tourism in the UK have been successful. In Bournemouth for example, where the tourism development have been very successful. Bournemouth's economy has been built upon tourism and with nearly two million staying visitors and over four and a half million day visitors every year, Bournemouth is a top international resort and the tourist industry is vital to the towns economy. ...read more.

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The stretch of coastline planned to be developed is extremely beautiful and a popular site with walkers, holidaymakers, families and local residents. The development of this area may discourage these people from returning. I feel the development would not be a good idea as environmentalists and residents agree, the area has a fragile ecosystem and attracts many tourists anyway, the development would attract different people and the site could easily become "trashy and unpopular". On the other hand the development of Carlyon Bay would bring in more jobs and the multiplier effect would bring a better economy and trade for smaller businesses, yet they have managed so far and the development would have other consequences too. Roads, amenities and other services would become very busy, good for the businesses yet this would lead to worse quality of service for the local residents as more cafes and other amenities place their emphasis on the tourists. Carlyon Bay won the 1995 Seaside Award and so is obviously already a gorgeous area, would the development of houses, entertainment facilities and restaurants really improve it? I think not. ...read more.

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