Strategies used to overcome land use conflicts in Dorset

In this section of the topic you need to be able to explain strategies (solutions) to overcome problems between land users and then comment on its effectiveness (does it work?).

ProblemSolutionEffectiveness
QuarryingHosing lorries before they leave the site or covering with tarpaulin before transport Helps to remove dust or stops it from blowing away during transport
Use railway lines to transport goods by train rather than by road to take vehicles off the road Reduces slow moving heavy vehicles on popular tourist route reducing congestion and journey times
Planting trees around unsightly developments can shield them and reduce visual pollutionThis can take time for trees to grow and is a long term rather than short term solution
Tourism The National Trust and Dorset Wildlife Trust buy and manage land, eg surface footpaths to reduce erosion This maintains upkeep of popular paths for future use
To reduce congestion train lines, bus routes, cycle paths and boat trips offer alternative forms of transportA steam railway line from Swanage to Corfe allows sightseers access and minimises congestion on the road
Public education schemes, eg guide books, leaflets and signs are designed to promote responsible tourism. Local authorities fine for littering or dumping. Voluntary litter picks arrangedThese are free and can be wide reaching by placing signs and leaflets in popular hot spots
Speed limits have been put in place in areas such as Poole Harbour. Zoning of areas also ensures that different activities are kept apartZoning ensures all tourists can use the area as they wish. Speed limits in the harbour reduces erosion on the banks
Tourists vs. localsNational Government offer help to first time buyers through affordable home ownership schemes to reduce second home buying. World Heritage Site Status allows local authorities to protect the coast from over-development with strict planning controlsMaintains community spirit in area and stops risk of over development of the coast line
Protect wildlifeReplant marram grass to conserve vegetation and sand dunes at Sites of Special Scientific Interest, eg Studland. To protect wildlife, nature reserves such as Brownsea Island have been created (National Nature Reserves)This protection status ensures funding and maintenance is given in sensitive wildlife areas
MilitarySigns can be put up alerting tourists and locals when drills and weapon testing will be carried outAllow tourists and hill walkers to plan their day around testing times.