Revitalisation on the naval waterfront: experiences in Portland, UK

Legg, Brian (2006) Revitalisation on the naval waterfront: experiences in Portland, UK. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study explores the closure of the naval base and air station at Portland, UK, and its subsequent regeneration in the context of the wider international, national and local forces. These various scales are then examined in relation to how their effects have influenced the overall success of the redevelopment. Particular attention is given to the local scale, in which local residents and businesses are interviewed to ascertain the extent that the development is what the local community needs. This is analysed in respect to the social carrying capacity guidelines of D'Amore (1983). This analysis concludes that three aspects are key to the success of the regeneration: affordable housing, increased employment and an increase in local shopping facilities. Affordable housing and an increase in shopping facilities are found to be virtually devoid in the plans, an area noted to be an aspect of contention during the interviews. However, renewed optimism was found in relation to employment. The study also concluded there was a widespread acceptance of the plans, and the benefits they would bring to the local area. Finally, the study concluded that at all the scales examined, the regeneration of Portland has been a success.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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