Y11 Rural Communities

 Appologies to all for not posting for a week but been busy with the usual coursework etc.  Year 11 have been studying the issues of building in the greenbelt and the pressure of finding affordable homes in rural areas.  What luck then that the guardian has published this week a whole section on this issue.  Perfect for year 11to read and revise at the same time for a little end of unit test! (er-hm I mean GCSE Exam!)

Either buy your copy of the Guardian today or you can view the articles here.

 The Countryside’s changing face about how the countryside is being lost to development.

A sustainable future – introduction to the issues in rural areas

Price boom spells disaster for low-paid about the sharp increase in the cost of housing in rural areas

How to make the countryside sustainable– efforts to make rural living more environmentaly friendly (issues re the car and public transport)

The search for creative solutions – how to stop the decline of populations and services in rural areas.

Return to sender – the closure of local post offices, how will this affect local communities?

A voice of support – should we change our nostalgic views about the countryside and try and come up with a more modern approach to the problems in rural areas?

Why rural living has never been more popular – It is normally the old that retire to the countryside, why are the young now donning wellies and moving out of the urban areas?

If you are feeling brave you can even leave your own comments about what you think the most important issues are in the rural countryside at this site. www.ruralcommunities.gov.uk


1 Response to “Y11 Rural Communities”

  1. 1 Alan Parkinson March 21, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for this – a useful post..

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