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Determine if Harefield is just another suburb of London or a village in its own right.

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Introduction

Harefield Follow Up Practice GCSE Coursework Aim: To determine if Harefield is just another suburb of London or a village in its own right. To help me investigate I am going to look at the different features hypothetically Harefield would have if it was a village or a suburb. Characteristics of: A village: A village tends to be based around a church. The houses are mostly detached and there is loads of open greenery. There are shops but only for local convenience goods such as newspapers and using the post office. A suburb: A suburb is an outlying part of a city or town and typically has good transport links to the city or town e.g. Train stations, bus routes and main roads. There are normally public parks and other area's of public open space. Usually there are enough shops for the local people's needs but nothing too big. Some suburbs were built for inter-war housing to re-house the people who had lost their homes in the war. These houses tend to be semi-detached with bay windows and metal window frames. Most have front and back gardens. Hypothesis: I believe that Harefield is a village, even though it has inter-war housing it has very bad transport links to London so its not a link to the main city which suburbs tend to be. ...read more.

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solicitor N - Department store P - Public e.g library, church R - Residential S - Sporting goods V-Vacant Z - Others (specify) Key for land use survey * Residential: Houses, flats etc RED * Retail: Shopping, eating places etc YELLOW * Commercial: Offices, business parks BLUE * Industrial: Factories, warehouses BLACK * Agricultural: Farm land BROWN * Open Spaces: Parks, playing fields GREEN Key for building age survey * Pre-Georgian (before 1714) BLACK * Georgian (1714- 1837) BROWN * Victorian / Edwardian (1837 - 1914) YELLOW * Inter War (1918 - 1939) BLUE * Post War (1945- 1970) RED * Modern (1970 - present day) GREEN Analysis CBD survey Harefield's CBD have very limited shops. Most were food stores e.g. bakeries, Spars, butchers etc..., enough for the local's needs. There were also some professional shops e.g. Solicitors, estate agents, digital productions but that was really it. Additionally the CBD has a park with open area and loads of pub, but on the other hand Harefield had very public transport, just a couple of busses that don't make it anywhere near the city. From what I have just said I feel I stated correctly in my hypothesis that Harefield only really had the basic needs for the locals + a little bit more but I feel that due to bad public transport Harefield's CDB is best related with a village. ...read more.

Conclusion

100% of the people I asked said Harefield was a village (and one random person said 'it was in the middle of nowhere' which villages tend to be). Conclusion From looking at all the data from the CBD survey, Land use survey and Building age survey Harefield has the characteristics to be a suburb as it has inter-war housing, some professional shops and plenty or shops, but it has very bad public transport to London. From the questionnaire all I deduced is Harefield had all the facilities needed to support its residents as most of them shopped in Harefield. In conclusion I recon Harefield deserves to be a village in its own right. Improvements I do not think I can justify my conclusion as I do not feel my results were taken on a big enough scale. I had many limitations of which time was the biggest for all sections. To improve this I could take a wide range of days and times to carry out the questionnaire. This is because the questionnaire did no account for the people who were working at the time and children who were at school. Also I believe it would be a lot more useful to ask more than 10 people, but a lot more say 200 for example. Avninder Gidar - 1 - ...read more.

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