Changing rural landscapes in the UK

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  • Changing rural landscapes in the UK
    • area of population growth: South Cambridgeshire
      • population increasing due to migration
      • social effects
        • 80% car ownership=increased traffic on narrow roads
        • reduction in community spirit
        • young people cannot afford housing
      • economic effects
        • reduction in agricultural employment
        • high costs of housing
        • high petrol prices
        • pressure on services
    • area of population decline: the Outer Hebrides
      • population has declined by over 50% since 1901
      • social effects
        • fall in number of children causing school closures
        • increasingly ageing population with less young people to support them
      • economic effects
        • services closing
        • most small farms can only provide work for 2 days a week


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