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How has the landscape developed along the coastline between Prawle Point & Start Bay in Devon?

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Coursework Introduction: For my coursework, I went to Slapton Village, in the South West of Devon. I visited the coastline and saw how it has been eroded away over the years through natural and physical processes. The title of my coursework is: How has the landscape developed along the coastline between Prawle Point & Start Bay in Devon? This is a map of Devon, The aims for my coursework are: � To describe & explain how the landscape has been affected by geomorphic processes between Prawle Point & Start Bay. � To describe & explain how the landscape has been affected by human activity between Prawle Point & Start Bay. Slapton Village is a very rural area with a lot of physical features such as fields all over the village. It is a very small village and not very built up, with few buildings and few roads, with little transportation. There is only one main road, the A379. It is sparsely populated, leading to their being not many houses and shops. Most of the jobs in Slapton village are primary as there is a lot of farming there. There is also a lot of countryside and agricultural land, with little industrial activity. There is little litter around and the village is kept very clean. ...read more.

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As a peninsula, it is over 350 kilometers from the south western tip of Cornwall to the northern border of Gloucestershire. There is a great range in altitude across the Region, with the highest points from 330m in the Cotswolds to the north, south through the Forest of Dean (279m), the Mendips (305m) and Salisbury Plain (212m) to the uplands of Exmoor (520m), Dartmoor (621m) and Bodmin Moor (419m). Between these upland masses are relatively flat areas, vales and river valleys and coastal strips. In Comparison, Barkingside is a very urban area and is very built up. There are many human features, such as many houses, with many residents, and many shops. These shops are mainly tertiary. There is a school, a library, a swimming pool and many other services provided. It is a very large place and is densely populated. There are many roads, with many forms of transportation around, such as cars, buses and trains. The population structure varies widely from the younger population to the older generation. There is not a lot of land around, as it is a very industrial area. Here is an aerial map of Barkingside: From this you can clearly see that there is little open space around, only a school field. ...read more.

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and the Loxford and Valentines wards had unemployment rates (5.6% and 5.5 % respectively). * At only 1.1% of the population, Devon has a considerably smaller proportion of ethnic minorities than the South West (2.3%) and England (9.1%). Of the districts, only Exeter has a significant non-white population (2.4%) There has been significant increase in minority ethnic population in Redbridge in the last decade. In 2001, Redbridge's minority ethnic populations accounted for nearly 36% of the total population compared with 21% in 1991. The figure in England increased from 6% to 9% over the same period. In Redbridge, people of South Asian origin (Indians 14%, Pakistanis 6%, Bangladeshi 2%) form the largest minority ethnic group, followed by Black Caribbeans (4%). The highest point above sea level is 120 - 140. This is high land. The majority of the land in Devon is high. As it is high land, farming is hard because the land is not flat; meaning is it good for pastoral farming. Slapton good be easily flooded because there is a lot of low-lying land as well as being near the coast. The highest point above sea level is 40 - 45. The land is very flat and it is easy to build on. It would have been good for farming but the population has increased and has been urbanised. Barkingside is high above sea level meaning it is harder to flood at is has to travel a longer distance. ...read more.

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