• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Using knowledge of Croydon comment upon the validity of the Bid Rent diagram. What factors other than Bid Rent can explain urban land use?

Extracts from this document...


Using knowledge of Croydon comment upon the validity of the Bid Rent diagram. What factors other than Bid Rent can explain urban land use? Croydon is an area with many different features. It has places for retail, entertainment, housing, business offices, education and transport links to London and other areas of England. Due to these factors Croydon has huge amounts of desirability for people and also accessibility to many other places. These are the main factors in the Bid Rent theory. The retail industry in Croydon is mainly situated around the one area, North End. There is a wide range of shops, varying from large department stores such as Marks and Spencer and British Home Stores to specialist shops i.e. ...read more.


The high street is occupied by many restaurants which are a huge asset to Croydon because there is such a variety and choice. There are also many pubs and clubs that are of a similar distance away, but in the opposite direction. There is little housing in the centre of Croydon, but more is being built to try and accommodate as many people as possible. This accommodation is mainly flats and a few terraced houses. This is due to the high level of land values. The main areas for commercial businesses are on Wellesley Road and Dingwall Road. The regional headquarters for Nestle are situated here and also many insurance companies and law firms. ...read more.


This is the only form of educational establishment in the centre but slightly further away there are many other schools. Towards the outskirts of Croydon there is more housing that is suitable for many different people. The land tends to be cheaper and therefore more affordable for families. The Bid Rent theory is valid for Croydon, as shown above. The office and retail developers are willing to pay the high prices that are asked, for land that they most want, which is in the central part of Croydon. The retail developers can also afford to pay the prices because they will make a lot of money out of it. Residential users cannot afford the high prices of this area and so live in areas that are further away and more, newer houses have been built that are suitable for them. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Land Use Change In Northampton!

    5 star(s)

    the road links of the old town centre so this leads me to believe that estate agents set up on Bridge Street to be close to the busy trade on these streets at the time. The entertainment value attached to shopping has never been greater or important than it is today.

  2. Peer reviewed

    How can urban living be sustainable

    4 star(s)

    Historically, towns and cities used to build terraced houses. Terraced houses are built in a grid like pattern and were over-crowded, cheap and they tried to build as many as possible. Especially in areas like Manchester and Sheffield in the industrial revolution (North/South divide). They were often badly designed and had no or few neighbourhood amenities. However they worked.

  1. How Do the Land Use Patterns in Hebburn Compare with the Urban Models of ...

    On this map we drew our transects, marking each one a different colour so we didn't get them mixed up. My groups transect was coloured green and the route we were going to take went from Finchale road to Hebburn Newtown.

  2. Enquiry: Investigation into Retail.

    This is the only way in which our results could be flawed. However, it would be easy to tell if the result on Wellgate was an anomalous result, as it wouldn't fit in with the rest of the results on the isoline map.

  1. The Urban Renewal of London

    In all, some 100,000 men were dependent on the Port of London for employment, of whom more than 30,000 were employed by the port itself. For a number of complex technological, trading and management reasons, the port's prosperity began to dramatically decline in the post war period.

  2. Does the Bentalls Shopping Centre in Kingston Upon Thames meet the needs of the ...

    or less people in a certain area would have to travel to get to the Bentalls Shopping Centre. This has a big effect on the sphere of influence because people would most probably want to travel a short distance to get to a shopping centre.

  1. History of Croydon.

    I intend to find out the general opinions of the Croydon public and what they think should be done to make Croydon a better region. I will also decide for myself if the areas of Croydon that I cover have a decent enough environment.

  2. An investigation to compare one particular sports store, JJB, situated in two areas of ...

    I would then finally conclude and analyse the whole project, commenting on aspects that for example went wrong and ways in which I could fix these problems with certain theories etc. Croydon on this map is situated in the red circle.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work