Housing Development

Unit G2 – Human Geography – Rural Settlement



Figure 1.  Dicken’s Heath, Solihull.  A planned settlement in the rural-urban fringe.


Source: KDG Photos



a)     Use figure 1 to explain why land in the rural-urban fringe is often developed to meet government housing targets.



b)     Evaluate the impact of housing development on the rural-urban fringe.



c)      Explain the changing social profile of rural settlements.