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Local socio-economic impacts of the Sizewell B PWR construction project

John Glasson

Local socio-economic impacts of the Sizewell B PWR construction project

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Published by [Socio-Economic Impacts Assessment Unit, School of Planning, Oxford Polytechnic] in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Environmental aspects -- England -- Sizewell (Suffolk)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Glasson, Andrew Chadwick, Riki Therivel.
    ContributionsChadwick, Andrew, 1960-, Therivel, Riki, 1960-, Oxford Polytechnic. Socio-Economic Impacts Assessment Unit.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD195.E4 G53 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination189 p. :
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17329104M
    ISBN 10086342080X
    OCLC/WorldCa21598686

    The turbines 1 often are taller than any local zoning ordinance ever envisioned, and they are impossible to screen from view. She loves sharing her expertise on various aspects of the construction industry, especially safety, such as fall protectionworkers safety etc. Several transportation agencies, including the Transportation Research Board [8] and US Department of Transportation[9] [10] publish guides, standards, and techniques for utilizing economic impact analyses in transportation planning projects. Each impact can be decomposed into different components, depending on the effect that caused the impact.

    Landscapes are complex and imbued with cultural meaning that may not be understood by outside professionals. Mobility benefits. Visual impacts are the focus of this discussion of aesthetic impacts, but noise is considered to the extent that it is related to the overall character of a particular landscape. Viewshed maps show areas of potential project visibility based on digital-elevation modeling. The USFS and the BLM assessment methods have been used and adapted by numerous state and local agencies either for planning purposes e. This information forms the basis for the visual assessment.

    Once operational, the wind farm supports an estimated 13 jobs directly at the wind farm, including technicians and management. Social Cohesion Tension may form in communities where the economic benefits of a wind farm are not shared equally among the residents. Although there is no way, of course, to insure that there was no sample bias, we are confident that the bias has been minimized, and that the surveys do not have either a pro-or anti-wind bias. When evaluating the visual impacts of wind-energy projects, the essential question is not whether people will find them beautiful or not, but instead to what degree they may affect the important visual resources in the surrounding area. Some examples of potentially significant impacts might include the following: The project is located within a scenic context and is viewed in close proximity, for an extended duration e.


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A study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab found that view of and distance to a wind energy facility had no statistically significant impact on home sale prices. Each impact can be decomposed into different components, depending on the effect that caused the impact.

This conflict may be localized such that only properties that are in close proximity or direct view of the turbines are involved. IMPLAN contains economic sectors, and wind power is contained within the electric services sector. The induced effect is a measure of this increase in household-to-business activity.

Research Results According to the recent statistics, the U. The factors that contribute to scenic quality can be identified and described with reasonable accuracy Appleton ; Zube and Mills ; Litton While less concern has been raised about other project infrastructure such as meteorological towers, roads, power lines, and substations along with their associated site clearing and regrading, these can also result in negative visual impacts.

Unlike some forms of development e. At the aggregate level, efficient transport systems reduce costs in many economic sectors by providing better accessibility to markets, increasing employment, bringing in foreign investment and improving global presence of countries.

The productivity of space, capital and labor is enhanced with the efficiency of distribution and personal mobility. In the US during the s and s, massive and strategic investment was made to build world-class interstate highway systems and transportation infrastructure.

Visibility of a project is only one of many variables that should be examined. Overview[ edit ] An economic impact analysis attempts to measure or estimate the change in economic activity in a specified regioncaused by a specific business, organization, policy, program, project, activity, or other economic event.

These include public roads, recreation areas, trails, wilderness and natural areas, historic sites, village centers, and other important scenic or cultural features identified in planning documents or in public meetings.

Noise and shadow flicker are discussed further in this chapter, under the section addressing potential impacts on human health and well-being associated with wind-energy projects.

Results and discussion Results will be presented in order from most quantitative e. Sterzinger, F. Increased employment opportunities. Instead of measuring the economic impact in terms of money, this measure presents the impact on the number of jobs in the region.

The material in this chapter applies to turbines of this size. Also, this promotes innovation and technological advancement. Property devaluation is a common concern among residents who live within view of the wind farm, an area often referred to as the viewshed. Increased competition.

Some of the early projects were built in remote areas, but increasingly, they are being built in or proposed for areas that are close to residential and recreational uses, and often in areas never before considered for industrial land uses.

Using these two models, decision makers can predict the optimal combination of drivetrains gasoline, plug-in hybrid EVs, gasoline extended-range EVs, and all-electric EVs and the market penetration of the EVs in different regions of the United States for the year Brief Description This project examined and developed integrated sustainability assessment models that include the socio-economic as well as the environmental implications of an electrified transportation sector.

Kenya has traditionally relied on agriculture, floriculture and tourism to drive economic activity and exports. It was supported for development after a very long 3 years public enquiry.

All this contributed in making our country the undisputed world leader and an economic superpower. The socio-economic significance of infrastructure development is extensive.SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT BLOOM LAKE RAILWAY PROJECT Economic Benefits: Construction Estimated $ million construction budget to be spent in 12 months whereby There is a local procurement policy for construction materials and supplies (see attached Benefits Policy).

Socio-Economic Development Plan The purpose of this report is to outline the Socio-Economic Plan for the project. This Socio-Economic 20% of the shares in the project are earmarked for the local community and the dividend income will be channeled through the Local Community Trust.

mitigate the levels of socio-economic impacts/challenges that the project may encounter in constructing the reservoir.

Rand water should make it a contractual obligation for the appointed contractors to dedicate a portion of the total value of construction budget towards local economy and skills transfer to.

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Glasson, J, and A Chadwick (– annual), Local Socio-Economic Impacts of the Sizewell B PWR Construction Pro-ject, Annual Monitoring Reports nos 1–7 (Impacts Assessment Unit, School of.