Counter urbanisation: St Ives


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  • Counter urbanisation: St Ives
    • Location
      • Cambridgeshire -> grown d.t CU
        • 7 miles north of London
        • Pop:  1961-3800ppl         2010- 16400ppl
        • Good road access & rail links to CAMBRIDGE & LONDON.
          • + commute to C & ar. 1/4 of wp commute to L/day
    • Impacts
      • NEGATIVE: 2) Traffic congestion
        • esp during rush hr on A14 ( main commuter route from St Ives to Cambridge
      • NEGATIVE: 1) incr. in £ of detached houses
        • From £130k to £291k between 2000-2010
          • Commuters often earn higher wages than locals -> able to afford higher prices
      • NEGATIVE: 3) Demand for houses = risk of floods
        • St Ives - on River Great Ouse ( history of flooding)
        • houses built on south river bank in centre of town & on floodplain
          • + risk of floods (1k properties at risk from a 1 in 100 yr event)
      • POSITIVE: 4) + Shops & services
        • E.g clothes, antiques, cafes, restaurants
      • NEGATIVE: 5)  Movement of families = change in pop structure
        • Previously ageing but now + under 16 than over 65 = pressure on schools& more primary/pre-schools needed
    • Management
      • 1.New homes & affordable homes
        • 2010- plans set to build 200 new homes. 75 of them affordable -> ppl on low income
          • e.g social rents & low cost ownership
      • 2.Expand primary schools
        • 240 more places
      • 4.£116mill guides busway built
        • Links St Ives to Huntingdon & Cambridge.
        • To reduce congestion- commuters no longer need to travel on A14
        • Also plans to to extend busway to Cambridge -> journey time to L quicker than from Huntingdon
          • Reduces no. of L commuters using Huntingdon station
      • 3.Flood protection works- River Great Ouse (£8.8mill, complete 2007). New Embankments & flood walls- St Ives
        • After flooding in 1998 &2003

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