Property in Sandbanks and how it will be affected by the rise of sea level

Gillett, Paul (2010) Property in Sandbanks and how it will be affected by the rise of sea level. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This research investigates the main effects that climate change and sea level rise will have on property value and development in Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, UK. The study focuses on processes of climate change and sea level rise and the effects of them on low lying coastal properties. It also explores the vulnerability of Sandbanks and the potential threats it faces such as flooding. Particular attention is paid to the effects on property value and development in the area. Methods of protection are also considered. The unique location of Sandbanks, situated in the mouth of the world’s second largest harbour, and the increasing popularity of the area has lead to a momentous rise in property value over recent years. As the area increases in popularity, climate change and sea level rise is becoming more severe. This raised a vital question; how will the effects of climate change and sea level rise affect properties in Sandbanks? Secondary research on Sandbanks revealed many people were willing to pay a premium to live here and there was little awareness and concern about potential effects of sea level rise and climate change. Therefore it would be the level of awareness and concern that effects prices of property until the effects are felt. Primary research in the form of questionnaires and interviews was carried out to investigate the knowledge and concerns of key stakeholders. The overall conclusion is there is mixed awareness and concern amongst stakeholders. However, the attractiveness of the area means climate change and sea level rise will not affect property prices until the consequence of protecting Sandbanks makes the area less desirable to live, or until physical effects are felt by homeowners.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/873

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