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Which of the following are changes which rural areas are experiencing?
House price increases
All of the above
Job losses, house price changes, and rural depopulation are examples of:
Social and economic changes
There have been job losses in rural areas. One reason is because:
More food is exported
Agricultural production has become more mechanised
Raw materials have become more available
House prices are high in many national parks. One reason that does NOT explain why is:
National parks are attractive rural areas
There are restrictions on the amount of development
Local people have high wages and so can afford to buy at higher prices
New homes are being built in rural areas because:
Rural areas have all the Brownfield sites in the UK.
It is cheaper to build on Greenfield sites than Brownfield sites.
There are strict government policies preventing any new building in urban areas.
When a farm starts to generate income from a variety of sources such as Bed and Breakfast or tourist activities it is called:
To make rural changes sustainable means:
to protect the resources, maintain the economy and not let the standard of life suffer for the present residents or those that follow.
to increase the extraction of raw materials no matter what the environmental cost is.
to maintain the standard of life only for the residents who have been there for more than 25 years.
Which of the following is a way that a rural area can become more sustainable?
When a rural shop closes it is knocked down
When local people form a cooperative and help run a village shop
When the government or the EU gives grants for settlements of more than 50,000 people