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In this coursework I will be looking at the shopping centres in Hitchin and in Palmers Green.

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Introduction

In this coursework I will be looking at the shopping centres in Hitchin and in Palmers Green. Hitchin is located in the north of Hertfordshire. Its population in 1991 was recorded as thirty-four thousand. Hitchin was founded in Saxon times and grew up as a market town for surrounding villages. It has many historic buildings such as St. Mary's Church, which was founded in Norman times. The town expanded in the 19th century as railways linked Hitchin to London and other towns. Today Hitchin still has market twice a week and is a shopping centre for the town and the surrounding area. Many people that live in Hitchin work in nearby towns and cities such as Luton, London and Bedford. Palmers Green is located in the north of London. In 1867, Palmers Green was a tiny hamlet and consisted of a cluster of cottages. Things dramatically changed in 1902 when many houses and estates were built as well as shopping parades. A tramway was built to link Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill in 1907. Today Palmers Green is a small shopping centre for the people that live there and places nearby. It consists of big name superstores such as Safeway supermarket, Woolworth's and Tesco. 1) Where do you live? Hitchin= 20 Luton= 4 Hatfield= 9 Other= 7 2) How often do you come to Hitchin? Less than once a week= 26 2-3 times a week= 9 4 or more times a week= 5 3) ...read more.

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PARKING FACILITIES- the parking facilities were good as there were a few car parks and cars could also be parked on nearby side streets. TRANSPORT LINKS- the transport links are poor in Hitchin, although there are main roads, the public transport was very poor and infrequent. (BIOPOLAR SCALE) 1) Where do you live? Palmers Green= 22 Southgate= 9 Wood Green= 2 Winchmore Hill= 4 Other= 3 2) How often do you shop in Palmers Green? Less than once a week= 11 2-3 times a week= 15 4 or more times a week=14 3) How do you get to Palmers Green? Car= 9 Bus= 8 Walking= 19 Other= 4 4) Why do you come to Palmers Green? Easy to get to= 19 Range of shops= 10 Nice place= 11 5) What type of goods do you buy? Convenience goods = 28 Comparison goods = 12 6) How far have you travelled to get here? Less than a mile= 30 2-3 miles= 9 4+ miles= 1 7) What other main shopping centre do you go to? Bluewater= 2 Lakeside= 3 Harlequin= 7 Brent Cross= 28 8) Do you recommend Palmers Green as a good place to shop? Yes= 32 No= 8 9) On a scale of one to ten where would you put Palmers Green? 1) 0 2) 6 3) 0 4) 2 5) 2 6) 7 7) 10 8) 6 9) ...read more.

Conclusion

I found it extremely difficult to produce the land use maps as it took a long time to find out where every shop was allocated on the map, especially on the Hitchin land use map as it did not have the names of the shops written down on it like the Palmers Green land use map. I also found it very difficult to ask people the questions from the questionnaire as a lot of the people were not interested in answering the questions. If I could do this project again I would try to do a nearest neighbour analysis for both shopping centres. 1) Hitchin title page 2) Introduction to Hitchin 3) Hitchin questionnaire 4) Hitchin graphs 5) Hitchin graphs 6) Hitchin graphs 7) Hitchin graphs 8) Shops In Hitchin 9) Hitchin land use map 10) Analysis of shops in Hitchin 11) Graph analysis of shops in Hitchin 12) Pedestrian Count 13) Pedestrian count Isoline map. 14) Analysis of pedestrian count 15) Sphere of influence for Hitchin 16) Sphere of influence analysis 17) Evaluation of Hitchin 18) Palmers Green title page 19) Introduction to Palmers Green 20) Palmers Green questionnaire 21) Palmers Green graphs 22) Palmers Green graphs 23) Palmers Green graphs 24) Palmers Green graphs 25) Shops in Palmers Green 26) Palmers Green land use map 27) Analysis of shops in Palmers Green 28) Graph analysis of shops in Palmers Green 29) Sphere of influence for Palmers Green 30) Sphere of influence analysis 31) Evaluation of Palmers Green 32) Comparing both shopping centres 33) Evaluation ...read more.

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