Unsustainable rural development
Nature: Unsustainable rural development is the failure to sustain the renewable and nonrenewable rural resources: natural, modified and cultivated. Renewable resources offer the greatest opportunity for sustainable development. This opportunity is missed or destroyed by inadequate conservation or the separation of development and conservation efforts.
Incidence: On the fringes of Woodchester, an English village, there was an old flock mill with a beautiful lake which was a haven for wildlife. In the early 1980s, in a single day, the lake was filled in with tons of rubbish, the mill was pulled down, and a flat, dark industrial building was constructed on the site that has remained untenanted ever since. In 1993, there is an approved planning application for a new commercial building on a village green, when there are many commercial and business premises vacant.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 03.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST