Counter Urbanisation Case Study

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Migration from urban to rural areas in MEDCs - East Anglia, GB 

Trends:

since the 1980s there has been movement away from conurbations and larger cities, most of this movement has been to new towns, dormitory/ overspill towns and suburbanised villages

Reasons:

  • employmentindustry got relocated to the edge of the  city sites or smaller rural towns. People move for promotion and for better paid jobs 
  • housingwhen people become more affluent they move from the inner city to larger, modern houses with garages and gardens
  • changing family statuspeople move as a result of an increase in family wealth or size
  • environmental factorsmoving away from the noise, air and visual pollution created by traffic in large urban areas to quieter, less polluted environments with more open space
  • social factorspeople may move out of cities due to vandolism, crime, racial prejudice, or poorer educational families

Thurston (East Anglia):

  • 14kms from Bury St. Edmunds, and accessible by train from Bury, 10 minutes by car from Bury
  • villagers commute to Bury for work
  • population of 3000
  • modern new detached housing on housing estates
  • traditional services are changing - the old granary has been converted into small businesses
  • only one remaining post office

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