A critical evaluation of the effects of coastal erosion on property prices: case study of Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Wallace, David (2010) A critical evaluation of the effects of coastal erosion on property prices: case study of Ventnor, Isle of Wight. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Coastal erosion is an everyday occurrence on the Isle of Wight, threatening residents and their property along the coastline. This project determines how coastal erosion effects property, more specifically property prices, using Ventnor, a seaside settlement on the Isle of Wight, as the case study. The project uses a mixture of primary and secondary data to develop an answer to the overall aim of the project. The primary data was collected through a postal questionnaire for local residents and two sets of interviews, one with local Estate Agents and one with coastal experts. With the secondary data mostly found within the extensive literature review (Chapter 2). The final conclusion of the project saw that due to the relatively large population of Ventnor, the threat of coastal erosion and the fact that Ventnor is located on the Ventnor Undercliff Complex, an area of unstable ground, coastal defences have been put in place to protect Ventnor. These defences have stopped any threat of coastal erosion in the Ventnor area, therefore property prices have increased at a similar rate as the rest of the UK and not decreased as some areas which are not protected.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1031

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