Bluewater

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  • Bluewater
    • Facts
      • Opened march 1999
      • Employs over 7000 people
      • Attracts over 27 million visitors per year
      • 4th biggest shopping centre in the UK
    • Stakeholders views
      • local busnesses
        • Both
          • Against- lose customers
      • local residents
        • Both
          • For- more to do
          • Against- noise, busy and more traffic
      • construction workers
        • For
          • earn money from building, extending and maintaining it.
      • environmentalist
        • Both
          • Against-more pollution from travel
          • For- built on brownfield site
      • local unemployed
        • For
          • more shops=more jobs
      • council
        • For
          • more money from taxes, tourist and income from shops
          • reduce unemployment
    • Types of shopping
      • convenience stores
        • advantage
          • local and sell only low order goods
        • disadvantage
          • expensive and not much variety
      • CBD
        • advantage
          • big variety and good transport links
        • disadvantage
          • no free parking, traffic, busy and outside
      • Street market
        • advantage
          • food locally sourced, good to socialise
        • disadvantage
          • impermanent, compacted, seasonal and outside
      • out of town super-store
        • advantage-
          • indoors, free parking, big variety and good transport links
        • disadvantage
          • not local, busy, expansive ad hard to navigate
  • Location: Greenhithe,  Kent 
    • Because...
      • land is cheap
      • good transport links
      • browfeild site
    • Bluewater
      • Facts
        • Opened march 1999
        • Employs over 7000 people
        • Attracts over 27 million visitors per year
        • 4th biggest shopping centre in the UK
      • Stakeholders views
        • local busnesses
          • Both
            • Against- lose customers
        • local residents
          • Both
            • For- more to do
            • Against- noise, busy and more traffic
        • construction workers
          • For
            • earn money from building, extending and maintaining it.
        • environmentalist
          • Both
            • Against-more pollution from travel
            • For- built on brownfield site
        • local unemployed
          • For
            • more shops=more jobs
        • council
          • For
            • more money from taxes, tourist and income from shops
            • reduce unemployment
      • Types of shopping
        • convenience stores
          • advantage
            • local and sell only low order goods
          • disadvantage
            • expensive and not much variety
        • CBD
          • advantage
            • big variety and good transport links
          • disadvantage
            • no free parking, traffic, busy and outside
        • Street market
          • advantage
            • food locally sourced, good to socialise
          • disadvantage
            • impermanent, compacted, seasonal and outside
        • out of town super-store
          • advantage-
            • indoors, free parking, big variety and good transport links
          • disadvantage
            • not local, busy, expansive ad hard to navigate
  • room to expand
    • Because...
      • land is cheap
      • good transport links
      • browfeild site
  • For- More tourist

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