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Changing Places Case Studies
Large village in Buckinghamshire in SE England, Chiltern Hill (AONB 1965) supporting 2770 jobs with an economic value of £80 million annually.
9,960 population (-0.18% 2011-21)
Disporportionately old (25% v 18% nationally)
91% born in UK
Prior to commuting community (Chiltern Railways), it was a farming community.
Among the 10% least deprived neighbourhoods in the country.
Place meaning has changed as endogenous factors are destroyed or changed.
As Mayor of London
Opposition are pretending to have an environmentally conscious objection
NIMBYists who only care about house prices (house prices in Gt Missenden have only risen since, objection remains)
Train perimeter on my patio
Artwork incorporating lasers to illustrate the route of rails at the foot fo a large house
Intervention by Mark Kind
Prevoius Secretary of State for Transport
‘High speed railways will be a ‘pleasant surprise for many’
Some oppose the line on purely aesthetic grounds.
Only the A413, Chiltern railway and a line of pylons to be crossed (bollocks!)
Developed own distinctive cultures and slang, with poor communications meant they developed in isolation
Very tight-knit community unified by locale, sense of place and lived experience
Situation of redevelopment greatly compacted by number of landowners involved.
Docks became redundant as ships got heavier and could not be catered for by the Thames.
Shipping industry moved to Tilbury and Felixstowe
8sq miles of derelict land in East London
Secretary of State for Environment, Michael Heseltine formed the
London Docklands Development Corporation
A statutory body funded by the government- quasi-autonomous NGO
Between 1961-71 83,000 jobs were lost, and the Twoer Hamlets population dropped by 18%
22,000 new homes
New shopping parade (consumerism of MC)
Reduced crime rates (Broken windows right realism)
Contributed to London City Airport
DLR (£77 million first phase use of brownfield sites and disused track)
Population has doubled in 30 years
Huge disparities between communities.
Unemployment halved from 14%, creating 120,000 jobs,
2700 new businesses
£3.9 billion public, £8.7 billion private funding
construction of financial hub
1982 Designation of Enterprise zone
Second business district in London
Property slump in 1990s.
Increased open spaces (150ha)
Ecology park (200k trees)
Initiated cycle routes.
Despite a QUANGO, the LDDC overreached its power with local authorities thus not democratically accountable
Locals had no involvement.