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Conflict Model Answers

  1. 1. <ul><li>Conflict - map question G2002 </li></ul><ul><li>It is proposed to re-open and extend the quarries near Sellack in grid square 5627. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree or disagree with the proposal? </li></ul><ul><li>Give reasons for your answer </li></ul>Remember: there is no wrong answer - but which one can you give more points for? For example: No : Sellack has only minor roads which are unsuitable for large lorries (1). Waste from the quarry may pollute the river (1) and blasting may create air and noise pollution (1). The removal of woodland will be bad for wildlife (1) Yes : the roads could be upgraded for the lorries (1). There are very few people that live near the quarries so may not be upset (1). It will provide employment for the local area (1). Woodland will help screen the quarry (1). Social (how we feel) Economic ( Jobs, services, employment, infrastructure) Environment (nature - plants, animals, water)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Conflict C2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Three large wind turbines have been constructed on Burgar Hill in Orkney. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the advantages and disadvantages of having wind turbines in this area? </li></ul>The advantages are that it is a good place to generate wind power as it’s windy on the top of a hill (1) and Orkney often gets high winds (1). 25% of Orkney’s electricity will come from here (1). The wind turbines will not create much pollution (1). The disadvantages are that people might complain that the turbines are an eyesore (visual pollution) (1). Also they will no electricity generated when it’s calm (1). Finally, the birds in the nearby RSPB reserve might be disturbed (1). Social (how we feel) Economic ( Jobs, services, employment, infrastructure) Environment (nature - plants, animals, water)
  3. 3. <ul><li>Conflict C2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Reference Diagram Q7. </li></ul><ul><li>The Millennium Link has restored the Forth and Clyde canal and the Union Canal in central Scotland. It links the estuaries of the Rivers Forth and Clyde together as well as the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the benefits which the opening of the Millennium Link will have for the economy and environment of the areas around it. </li></ul>Economically, tourists will be attracted to see the wheel and this will bring money in to the area (1). They will go to the visitors centre, buy souvenirs and spend money in local shops (1) and stay in local hotels (1). The new jobs will be created for the locals in the visitors centre and also the construction (1). The environment will be improved as disused canals will be cleaned up (1) and people will be able to walk along the pathways (1) and wildlife will benefit from the creation of SSSI’s (1) Social (how we feel) Economic ( Jobs, services, employment, infrastructure) Environment (nature - plants, animals, water)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Conflict C2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Study Reference Diagram Q3. </li></ul><ul><li>Select two different land uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain in detail why they may be in conflict with each other. </li></ul>Residents and the busy roads: The local people would object to the increased traffic on the roads (1). There would be a loss or privacy (1) and an increase in the noise levels (1) and pollution from vehicles (1). There will also be an increase in litter (1).
  5. 5. <ul><li>Conflict - National Parks C2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Reference Diagram Q1B and Q1C. </li></ul><ul><li>The whole of the area covered by the OS map is within the recently designated Cairngorm National Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the advantages and disadvantages this area has for a national park. </li></ul><ul><li>Use map evidence to support your answer. </li></ul>There are many advantages to this location for a national park. The areas of remote mountain scenery will attract people (1). The scenic views (143095) (1) are good for passive visitors (1) and there are lots of activities such as hill walking, woodland walks (1). Also, it has good road access such as the A93 (1). The disadvantages are the one main road may become congested and increase pollution in the area (1). Also, many tourists will flock to Braemar spoiling the peace and privacy of the town (1). The planted trees may be less attractive (1) and also the nature will be disturbed by litter (1), animals (1) and footpath erosion may be created (1).

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