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  1. 1. MOCK QUESTIONS for the January 2013 SDME examSection A – The BackgroundQuestion 1Use Resource 1 to describe how the global proportion of the population living in urban areas is changing. [4 marks]Question 2Use Resource 2 to describe and explain the differences between the population structures found in urbanand rural areas in England in 2009. [6 marks]Section B – The OptionsQuestion 3Use Resource 3 to explain why there is a housing crisis in Britain. [6marks]Question 4Use Resources 4 & 5 to explain why some people think building new settlements is the most sustainableway to provide new homes, whilst other people think we should use existing settlements. [8 marks]Section C – The DecisionQuestion 5Use Resources 6, 7, 8 & 9, plus the OS map, other resources and your own knowledge to answer thisquestion.Leicestershire County Council has a target to build 4,000 new homes each year. It has 3 planning optionsaround the city of Leicester to help meet its target.Option 1Build a large new eco-town including 15,000 new homes on the greenfield site shown on the OS map andin Resources 7 & 8.Option 2Build several smaller housing developments around Leicestershire, including 2,000 homes on the site ofLeicester airport shown on the OS map & in Resource 8.Option 3Provide 4,000 new homes a year by developing derelict brownfield sites in the county’s urban centres andreturning as many empty houses to the housing stock as possible.You work for Leicestershire County Council planning office and have been asked to write a report for thecouncil suggesting which option is the most sustainable for Leicestershire. In your report you must: State your chosen option Explain why your chosen option is more sustainable than the other two options Explain any disadvantages your chosen option may have Suggest a group of people who would disagree with your choice and explain which option they would prefer and why [16 marks]

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