Making My Local Area Sustainable

Making My Local Area Sustainable
Sustainability is when any economic activity without causing permanent harm to the environment. My ideas for changing my local area from one of dense housing to one, which includes extensive recreation facilities are outlined below. At present the area is shown on the map is one of mixed housing - based around three main estates. Each estate has minimum recreational facilities but a continuous and growing number of families with young children. Any recreational facilities require travel (usually by car) to other areas ? surely not a good idea these days of limited resources. I added the Play Areas because at the moment, although the area on the map is almost entirely given over to housing in one form or another, there is only one small playground. Obviously with 3 Primary Schools within the targeted area there are many young children These children have only one dedicated play area and a few pieces of open fields on which to play, which aren?t very clean anyway with drug dealers and under ages drinkers hanging around them. So I put some Play Areas in because the children can play without having to worry. I think that old people would not like this so much because they don?t see the need for it unless they have young grandchildren they can take out and play on it. I think that parents and children would think it is a good idea because when they go to the other park it is hard to get to and also they have to be very careful with needles and smashed bottles lying around. I then decided it would be a good idea to add some Recycling Areas because it is one of the governments and local authority?s targets for the environment. It is also their target to get more people aware of recycling. At present time there is little opportunity for people to recycle anything more than glass and paper ? this facility is a necessity. Considering the previous comment about the number of children in the area ? the amount of recyclable waste that is produced is enormous and should be used in the same way. I don?t think that many people would dislike to this idea unless they are living right next door to it then they might get annoyed by the noise of smashing bottles and people socializing when they are recycling but I think overall most people will like this because I have put it near the parks so that no houses are necessarily distracted by this. I decided to put a golf course on because it will create greater access to the game of golf for people who are interested in the game but are unable to afford the fees charges by private clubs. In addition membership at clubs is often only available to people who already know existing members. I decided to put the golf club where it is because off the map down below the Woodland there is a gold range they can work in business with each other and golf is a good sport for teenagers to get into. I think that many young people and adults will enjoy this but the farmers whose land it is might be annoyed because their land is getting cut back. But if they were caring farmers for their community then they would allow it to happen for the good of the community. Trees would be planted to develop an area of woodland which would then be used to encourage people to ?roam the countryside.? It would also encourage more wildlife to the area, which is on the edge of a housing estate and busy dual carriageway, but it will be unusual to see wildlife in a high dense area. Many old and young people would like this because it is a nice calm relaxing environment. Like I said about the golf course the farmers might be annoyed about not being able to have all their land. I have added some Zebra Crossings because I think that it will reduce the number of road accidents and the Hagley Road is a busy road but it needs to be crossed by many people so I added them so people can cross with safety and they don?t have to worry about timing. I defiantly think that many people will like this function because they don?t have to worry so much. Many drivers may not like having to slow down when they are in a rush. The main features of my ideas are the increase in leisure opportunities within the area ? golf course, woodland and play areas - with same consideration given to two other important factors for future development ? recycling and reduction in accidents. In support of my views the local township council is extremely concerned about the use of the small number of playing fields in the area being further developed for housing. My views is also reflected in the local paper when a constant stream of letters highlights the lack of play/leisure facilities for children in the local area.

Making My Local Area Sustainable 8.2 of 10 on the basis of 1794 Review.