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Should Plymouth's Shopping Centre Be Improved Or Modernised In Any Way?

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SHOULD PLYMOUTH'S SHOPPING CENTRE BE IMPROVED OR MODERNISED IN ANY WAY? SECTION C: Individual Investigation How Is The Land Use Changing And What Is The Impact Upon Settlements? By Kirsty Falconer GCSE Geography Should Plymouth's Shopping Centre Be Improved Or Modernised In Any Way? Setting The Scene. As we all know our world and it's cities are all changing rapidly and becoming newer, larger and more modernised to the time we are now living in. In this investigation I am looking at and trying to find out whether or not it's time for Plymouth's shopping centre to be improved or modernised in any way to fit the demands of it's residence and fit in with era of time we are living in. This decision is being made about the local shopping area of Plymouth, a prime city of the southwest and one of the main reasons why people visit the city. Obviously changes have been suggested because the city is getting old and is slowly deteriating. The various sites involved are those of nearly all the shops and buildings and some of the things that would involve the public such as roads and walkways and seating, whether there's enough of it and if it's in the right places. Also ideas have been suggested for those places that do not have easy access for the elderly. So in all it's the whole shopping area of Plymouth. ...read more.

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The only relevant disadvantages mentioned were that Plymouth might lose its character and things could become more expensive. Finally, graph 4 shows how long the public would be willing to wait if changes have been certified. This graph isn't so clear as each amount of time has a similar amount of votes for it, but the most common waiting length was 2-5 years, which had 30% of the votes. This would actually give plenty of time to arrange the plans etc and get the builders or what's needed and then begin work. The next most popular length of time was 1-3 months with 23.3% of the votes, so you can see how close the figures are. However even though the percentage of votes is quite close, the lengths in time are actually a long way apart from each other and this is because whilst interviewing the people a lot of them made comments on the councils response on the work to be done and so knowing this they mostly went for 2-5 years or over 6 years. So, from looking at all of the results I have also noticed that different groups of people do feel differently about the situation and the proposals. I've noticed that the younger ones of about 12 to 16 don't really think much of what happens, as most of them are happy with the shops and the way it is. ...read more.

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Some alternative conclusions that could be drawn are, that it's just mainly the buildings that need changing to make the area better as everything else didn't rate so highly as a problem. Otherwise I can't think of any other conclusions because there was only really the yes or no option to the question. For my investigation to be extended I think it would be very good if I went back into Plymouth at a much later date after changes have been made. I would ask the public another questionnaire on what they think of the improvements made and if it is what they expected it to turn out like. This way I will know if their demands have been satisfied, the shopping centre is more useful to them and if further improvements still need to be done. I know that it wouldn't be the same people as before so I could perhaps ask them a question on what they thought of Plymouth's shopping centre before it was changed and then what they think of it now that the changes have been made. I think mainly the Plymouth council would be very interested in reading my report as it would show them what is happening now amongst the people and that the shopping centre needs to be improved. If they decide to make changes they could use my report as a basis for an assessment on what needs to be done and what the various outcomes and advantages would be for them and the shopping area. ...read more.

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