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Changes in the CBD

Changes in the CBD

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Todays Objectives

Todays Objectives

What CBDs used to be like and why shops located there.

The problems for British town centres

Why out of town shopping centres grew and their problems.

How have town centres fought back.

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Why have shops traditionally located in town centres?

Why have shops traditionally located in town centres?

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1)They had most people living and working there so more potential shoppers  threshold population

1)They had most people living and working there so more potential shoppers threshold population

2) Comparison good shops benefit from being close to each other.

3) Town centres traditionally the most accessible place

4) Fairly small scale businesses

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The problems for British town centres

The problems for British town centres

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Task

Task

Read page 58 from Waugh and note some of the problems faced by traditional town CBDs.

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Why out of town shopping centres grew and their problems.

Why out of town shopping centres grew and their problems.

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Cheap land

Cheap land

More space for building and car parking

Better transport opportunity

Most population in the suburb, so it makes sense for shops to be there.

Backed by planners and had financial backing

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Result

Result

Retail parks

Regional Shopping centres

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Case study

Case study

MERRY HILL Vs DUDLY HIGH STREET

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Benefits of out of town

Benefits of out of town

Cheaper

Safe

Employment (4000)

25 million shoppers

Easier to shop shops are close together

Wheelchair access

High street was in decline anyway

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Shelter from weather

Shelter from weather

Lots of entertainment

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Disadvantages of out of town

Disadvantages of out of town

Taken all of Dudley High Street trade (loss of 70%).

Shops close down.

Smaller businesses cant move and so decline

Not all have cars and therefore find it difficult to get there.

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