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To discover land uses in various parts of Southampton and to compare these with Dorchester describing any changes that have occurred or are occurring.

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Contents Aim and Introduction Page 2 Land Use Models Page 3 Methodology Page 6 Results Page 8 Aim and Introduction: To discover land uses in various parts of Southampton and to compare these with Dorchester describing any changes that have occurred or are occurring. In Southampton we want to know: * What are the different areas of Southampton like? * How do they differ? * Is it like this in Dorchester? * Are changes happening? * Has it always been this way? Background information: Southampton is a major regional centre on the south coast of the UK; it has a wide range of services. Many people visit Southampton because of its shopping attractions such as West Quay Shopping Centre. Southampton's population is 217 445, it is sited around the confluence of the river Test and Itchen. The city itself is located off the M27 in Hampshire and is the South of England's main dock area for importing and exporting goods. The road and rail network in and around Southampton also allow for easy commuting to other major cities, including the capital, London (known as a commuter belt). Dorchester is a market town in Southern Central Dorset, England, situated on the river Frome and A35 road, 20 miles West of Poole and 5 miles North of Weymouth. The town had a population 16, 171 and a catchment population of approximately 40,000 with 7,389 dwellings in 2001, but with the new, and developing Poundbury Village, these figures are likely to increase. ...read more.

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A pedestrian count of pedestrians, lorries, cars, buses and motorcyclists was carried out covering a period of five minutes with results recorded in the table below. The reasons for doing this are so we can see what areas of Southampton are like and whether they are occupied or quiet during the day. In Millbrook residential area, the housing was fairly well kept and mostly not occupied during the day. Transect Maps: Throughout the city we listed the shops to see where the change in areas started to take place. The centre of the city, which has shopping centres such as West Quay, was the most popular for visitors as it had the best well-known shops in the area. As you go further from the CBD (Central business district) the amount of well known shops became smaller this is entering the transition zone or the area of change. In this area many shops are boarded up, for sale or for let and overall the amount of revenue these shops get is quite little. When filling in a transect map we listed if or not they were a comparison store or a convenience store. Comparison stores are the big name stores that you buy clothes and other luxury and specialist goods and the convenience store are shops where you purchase food and low order goods and they shops like newsagents and spars. Photographs and Annotated Diagrams: Photographs of various places in Southampton were taken and annotated, mentioning the geographical features. Field sketches were also drawn; with annotations of the geographical terms e.g. ...read more.

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Demolished or Derelict Buildings 0 0 -1 -1 -2 0 0 0 Fly Posters 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -1 0 -1 Litter -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 0 -1 Neglected. E.g. Peeling Paint -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0 Cracked, Uneven Roads and Pavements. Weeds Growing etc. -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 0 0 -1 Total + Scores 7 2 14 6 5 10 13 7 Total - Scores -6 -5 -9 -8 -9 -4 0 -3 Differential 1 -3 5 -2 -4 6 13 4 Growth and Decline Score Sheet for Dorchester Criteria Maud Road South Street New Poundbury Tescos Area Scaffolding 2 1 3 0 Renovations/Improvements 2 2 3 1 New Facades 1 3 3 2 New Buildings 0 3 3 1 Pedestrian Areas 3 3 2 3 Cared for Houses 2 0 2 0 "To Be Developed On Site" Signs 1 0 3 1 Cared For Areas, Street Furniture and Neat Paved Areas 2 2 2 2 Buildings For Sale or Let -1 0 -3 0 Graffiti -1 -2 -1 -2 Vandalism 0 -1 0 -1 Boarded Up Shops, Factories etc. Demolished or Derelict Buildings 0 0 0 0 Fly Posters -2 -2 -1 -2 Litter -1 -2 -1 -2 Neglected. E.g. Peeling Paint -2 -1 -1 -1 Cracked, Uneven Roads and Pavements. Weeds Growing etc. -1 -1 -1 -1 Total + Scores 13 14 21 10 Total - Scores -8 -8 -9 -8 Differential 5 6 12 2 ?? ?? ?? ?? GCSE Geography Coursework Lloyd Walton Page 1 ...read more.

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