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Are there differences between residential areas in and around Stoke On Trent?

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Are there differences between residential areas in and around Stoke On Trent? Aims * What sort of differences exist and why? * Is the environmental quality of one area better than the others and why? * What do the local residents feel about the quality of life in their residential areas? * Is there a link between environmental quality and the quality of life in each area? The term environmental quality means making a judgement on how good or bad the surroundings are in and around an area. An example of an area with a good environmental quality is a place that has well paved areas, a lot of space, a lot of open space for recreational use, clean roads, grassy areas well kept and a safe and friendly environment to live in. An area with a bad standard of environmental quality is an area that has a lot of noisy areas, like a factory, a school, a busy road, noisy neighbours etc, dirty roads, paving areas that may be covered in dog excrement, graffiti on the walls, cramped, a lot of houses all cramped together with no area for recreational pursuits, high population density, overgrown weeds and plants and litter on all of the streets are also examples of an area with a poor standard of environmental quality. ...read more.


It is reached from Hanley by travelling along the B5047 then off onto a smaller road. Bentilee, the third place we visited, is approximately 4km from Hanley in an Easterly direction. To reach Bentilee by road from Hanley you would have to travel along the A52, onto the B5040 then off again onto a smaller road. The final place that we visited, Trentham, is approximately 4.25 km away from Longton in a South Westerly direction. To reach Trentham from Longton you would travel around the A50, onto the A500 following it around until you reached the A34 then following the A34 all the way into Trentham. The first place visited, Baddeley Green, was a place with a lot of varied land uses. The houses around the area were a mixture of different types with semi-detached houses, bungalows and a few terraced houses. In the centre of Baddeley Green a range of shops were available for residents to visit with a post office, a newsagents, a pharmacy, an estate agents, a launderette, a hairdressing salon, a mini market and a butchers all around the same complex. We noticed that the owners were renovating a lot of the homes around Baddeley Green, with most gardens containing building materials. ...read more.


There was also two primary schools, public toilets (which were locked), a library and two churches. The area around the plaza was full of litter and graffiti, with the public toilets being the worst hit. There was also a great deal of free recreation space and wide roads. On the Burgess Model, Bentilee is inside the third ring meaning that it is in the Inner Suburbs. The final place we visited was Trentham. Trentham had a lot of open space, large houses, sports cars and a distinct lack of shops. The area was very well kept apart from the privately owned road which was poorly looked after. There was also a golf course, the Trentham Gardens attraction and a high school. On the Burgess Model Trentham appears inside the outer ring, meaning that it is in the Outer Suburbs. To compare the four areas that we visited we decided to conduct four surveys. The first survey was to be a Quality Of Life survey, which involves interviewing residents, the second was to be a Street Quality survey which involved analysing a street of our choice, A House Details Survey was next where we were to individually analyse a house and finally a Property Quality survey. Introduction Scott Simpson ...read more.

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