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Land Use Changes with Increasing Distance from the PRVP

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Land Use Changes with Increasing Distance from the PRVP For this hypothesis I have produced a two transect maps through the centre of Lytham and various pie charts to show land usage from floor to floor and for different sections of the maps. Both my transect maps are on the same approximate scale and fit onto 3 sheets of A4 paper. In all my pie charts I have split the transect up into 3 sections relative to the 3 sheets of paper. 1`I have also produced separate results for each floor on each section. For the fourth floor however, there are no four-storey buildings in sections 1 or 3. This will be explained further in the analysis of Hypothesis 3. I have produced separate keys for the two transects as I have used different values of buildings. In Transect 1 I have 12 different colours used but in transect 2 I have used only 4. On sheet 1 of the transect 1 at the very start there is large luxury apartment blocks which are 4 storeys high. A building 4 storeys high is also very unusual as explained in hypothesis 3. With a small garden area surrounding the flats, these flats would be moderately expensive to a buyer because they are large, luxury and a few hundred yards from the CBD. ...read more.

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An estate agent's is a professional service that does help to be on the ground floor as they often display houses for sale in the windows. On Sheet 2 the majority of buildings are with 2/3 storeys with a major shop, specialist shop, convenience shop catering and a few professional services on the ground floor. Above the first floor there are only a few shops and some storage but mainly residential. There are a few buildings under a state of change but only a minority as showed on pie chart '14'. From the left of the page up to the Bannister Street junction not 1 ground floor building is residential since the land value is just too high. The PRVP, Boots, is found near here meaning that this area has the highest land value in the town. Looking on transect 2 shows that most of the ground floor is used by shops with others found in small groups. No one would now build a house on the ground floor but not too far down the road at the Bannister Street junction all commercial activity on one side of the road ends. This is because there are a row of old fisherman's houses there. These buildings would have been converted into shops or different buildings would have been built more recently as the town has grown but these houses were built when Lytham was still a very small fishing village. ...read more.

Conclusion

There is also very few on the opposite side which is because behind the buildings on the West Side there are only large hotels because it is very close to the Promenade. On the East side however there are lots more roads leading inland where there are lots more residential areas. The Hospital at the end of the Transect is very large as it does not fully fit onto the transect. It is in a very good place as there are plenty of main roads giving ambulance access from all over the town. As it is quite far away from the PRVP the land would not have been too expensive to develop. I accept that land use changes with increasing distance from the PRVP, as there are lots of shops surrounding the PRVP and the further away, the more the residential areas that is a change. If we look at the next 25 buildings on the ground floor on either side of the PRVP and add them up using transect 2 and then we add up another 25 buildings outside of the first 25 we should find a massive change. I have produced a Chart to show this, it is titled 'Land Usage Around the PRVP'. This shows that in 0-25 Buildings there are 66 shops and no houses but in 26-50 Buildings there are 15 shops and 63 houses. This clearly shows a massive change in buildings. Alec Glen ...read more.

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