The impact of new large-scale residential developments on existing communities: a case study of the Witterings and Bracklesham Bay

Haskell, Joseph (2015) The impact of new large-scale residential developments on existing communities: a case study of the Witterings and Bracklesham Bay. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    UK house building targets are increasing to meet the demand of the growing population. This combined with large residential developments across the country, is clearly impacting on the existing communities within the development areas. However it is unclear to what extent such developments have on the communities, and how the town planners ensure the impacts are positively managed.

    This research project investigates the impact of new large-scale residential developments (LSDR) within the Witterings and Bracklesham Bay area of West Sussex and aims to identify the reasons which support these developments. The positive and negative aspects these developments have on the community have been investigated, as well as the perceptions of the local residents affected.

    Primary research was undertaken in the form of a public perception survey that was carried out by the researcher. Its' aim was to target local residents within the Witterings and Bracklesham Bay. The survey was conducted in the village of East Wittering with 100 random sample questionnaires completed. The questionnaire was designed to identify the demographics of the respondents and the general opinion on the large-scale residential developments which have taken place as well as those planned.

    By critically analysing the data from the results, it was clear to see that a large proportion of residents lived and worked locally to their home addresses. Furthermore it became apparent that such developments were viewed in a negative light. However, residents felt that the safety regarding their homes and children were still unaffected even though many new families have been moved into the new developments from other areas of the United Kingdom (UK). The main concern echoed by many of the respondents was the impact the developments were having on the roads and general amenities.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 13:44
    Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 13:44
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17846

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