Coursework assignment briefing.

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Coursework assignment briefing(The assignment is worth 100% of the module marks)Letchworth Garden City has a relatively strong provision of local sporting facilities in thetown.There are however a number of threats to this provision over the next 10 to 15 years.Theseinclude the costs of maintenance of the open-air pool, the long-term future of North Herts LeisureCentre and the poor condition of many private clubs’ facilities which require upgrading.TheDevelopment Foundation in Letchworth is therefore considering the potential to create a sportshub or sports village to serve the town. They have identified a site at Baldock Road in Letchworthand will shortly be engaging with local clubs and stakeholders to identify whether they aresupportive of the project and would like to participate.There are a number of challenges that havebeen identified by staff at the Development Foundation as part of initial internal discussions:How would you decide what facilities should be provided?How can private clubs be involved, whilst retaining their own identity (most do not want toshare club houses for example)?Most of the site lies in the Green Belt, so how can the impact of the development bemitigated against, in order to be acceptable in policy terms?There is presently a parking shortfall and the site is not well served by public transport, sohow can these issues be addressed, ensuring a balance of safe public transport services,non-car modes and car parking?How would you make sure that the new facility that is provided is sustainable in themedium and longer-term?Your assessment should take the form of a report of not more than 4000 words in length. Yourreport should be written in a style that is accessible to staff at the Development Foundation. Itshould consider how these issues could be addressed and if appropriate what further research andconsultation is needed to address them. It should draw on an appropriate range of sources to justifythe recommendations. This should include academic and practitioner orientated planning materialas well as local policy documents. You are encouraged to use examples from other areas that havesuccessfully implemented similar/related projects. You are also encouraged to include clearlypresented visual material such as maps, photographs and diagrams to support your case. A numberof reports and maps are available on the Studynet site providing useful background and contextmaterial.The assessment outlined above has been reviewed by the module leader and members of themodule team with respect to evaluating the type of assessment, marking scheme used, markingcriteria, anonymous marking and use of Turnitin.
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