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To study the influence of Tourists on Settle's Land-use.

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Introduction

Data Collection for Aim 1 Aim 1 To study the influence of Tourists on Settle's Land-use. Hypothesis 1 The shops and services in Settle's market area are mainly for tourists. During my visit to Settle I completed a land use survey of Settle's market square and the surrounding buildings. The use of each building was recorded on a base map given. The map was of the buildings in Settle's market square, each building was numbered from 1-55. Overleaf was a table in which I recorded what each building was used for next to the correct number. I recorded what each building was used for at eye level i.e. the ground floor. These buildings were then classified in different categories e.g. tourist, mixed and residential. The buildings were categorised as it would help me when finding if most of the shops and service's in Settle are mainly for tourists. A sketch of Settle's market was also produced on the same map, showing what the stalls sold and where they were situated. I was able to do this as I went to Settle on a market day. Hypothesis 2 The majority of visitors have never visited Settle before. The data which was collected for this aim is a mixture of primary and secondary. The primary data which was collected were questionnaires. These questionnaires were asked to 10 random people as I didn't discriminate against age, gender or race during my visit to Settle. The people asked were randomly selected as they were asked at different times and points in Settle. As it is impossible to ask a sample had to be taken and therefore only a select few were asked to represent the whole of Settle. ...read more.

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These diagrams begin from site 30 as it has the highest number of pedestrians of 120 and 4 cross sections were produced. These went to the north, east, south and west from site 30. The cross section to the north shows that pedestrian begins to decrease rapidly from 120 pedestrians to 40 pedestrians. But then from this point there is a very steady decrease. The reason for this could be that as you travel north past the Whitefriars car park the road ends and then the land use begins to become residential. The cross section to east shows a very rapid decrease in the number of pedestrians, this could be because the land use also changes from retail to residential and therefore showing retail land use attracts more people than residential. The pedestrian flow from site 30 to the west decreases rapidly but then begins to slow down. This could be because of the car park which people need to use and also the Booths supermarket which would attract a few people. All this evidence supports the hypothesis that retail land-use attracts more people than any other land uses. This can be seen on the isopleth map as it shows that pedestrian flow is the highest near the market place and this is where most of the shops are located. It also shows us that as you move away from the market place the pedestrian flow begins to decrease. This is linked with Aim 1 hypothesis 1 where we found out why people were in Settle to do shopping, for tourism or another reason. Most of the people said they were out to do shopping and this could be why most of the pedestrians were near retail land use. ...read more.

Conclusion

* Perishable * In all/most settlements * Small and local shop High Order * Selling mainly convenience/luxury goods * Expensive * Larger threshold * People travel further * Large sphere of influence * Specialises After the services were categorised in the two groups proportionate pie charts were produced showing the number of high and low order services in each of the 38 settlements. From these we can see that Settle has the biggest pie chart, this means it has the largest number of amenities out of the 38 surrounding settlements. Settle also has many high order services which most of the settlements don't have. This means Settle is important as it has amenities which people from other settlements need to use. From the questionnaires we asked the residents in Settle I have found out that Settle has the facilities needed by the residents. This is shown in the pie charts. We can see that most of the residents this is 87% do shop in Settle for low order goods. From the 196 people asked where the buy high order goods 76 said they shop in Settle this is 38%. 62% said they buy goods such as computers and furniture in other towns and cities. This means that Settle must not have the services needed for residents needing to buy high order goods. So Settle must not be used for people buying high order goods. A central place should have the largest population and number of amenities in its area, and Settle does have. Therefore Settle can be classed as a central place as it also attracts people from other settlements consequently it must be the most important settlement in the area. Therefore I can now accept the hypothesis as I believe there is sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis. ...read more.

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