Countryside Planning by Andrew Gilg

By Andrew Gilg

Should still rural Britain be preserved from city improvement, or may still humans be allowed to reside and store the place they wish? within the face of persisted city enlargement the geographical region has turn into a massive factor, its destiny improvement doubtful. nation-state making plans addresses those matters and offers an in-depth learn of the agricultural debate. starting with the most important innovations and concerns, the writer units out the context during which making plans operates and the way society has developed its personal photographs of the nation-state. utilizing 3 theoretical views the ebook decsribes the evolution of the present making plans method and gives a foundation for additional dialogue in regards to the attainable destiny for the nation-state. within the wake of the new Rural White Paper, the booklet comprises the most important concerns that impact modern rural Britain together with the present reforms of the CAP, the function of farmers as land managers, and the hypocrisy of sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. utilizing boxed coverage summaries in the course of the textual content, in addition to key query and resolution sections in each bankruptcy, the writer treats coverage and tendencies around the complete spectrum of nation-state making plans. nation-state making plans is an in-depth and authoritative research of rural coverage and makes a massive contribution to the nation-state making plans debate and the way forward for rural Britain.

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Like my firewood saw, which I have had for 20 years and which has had 14 new blades and three new handles! 29 COUNTRYSIDE PLANNING: AN INTRODUCTORY MODEL The system also extends extra-nationally, and here the key factor is membership of the European Union (EU, until 1992 the European Community or EC), which dates from the early 1970s, although there were and are many other links with international organisations, most notably the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in agriculture. In the 1970s and 1980s the links with Europe were mainly limited to trading issues and the Common Agricultural Policy.

In the last 50 years, however, agricultural employment has been drastically reduced and 20 COUNTRYSIDE PLANNING: AN INTRODUCTORY MODEL new houses and employment centres have been built so that the countryside is now dominated by people who do not derive their living from the land, but place great store on living and working in a rural environment. With modern telecommunications many more jobs and houses could be transferred to rural areas. If this trend is not to be self defeating and turn the current exurbia into future suburbia, then planners will need to balance the desire for rural settlements against the need to protect the countryside as a natural environment.

Tarrant (1992) has proposed three approaches for assessing the impact of government policies on agriculture and these can be adapted as follows. First, by selecting areas with similar socio-economic and natural environments, but different policies. Second, by simulating what might happen under different policies (the approach favoured by agricultural economists) and comparing this with what actually happened. Third, by examining the production or other patterns that developed and comparing them with the policy predictions.

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