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How population pyramids can change over time

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Green belt for Norwich?

In your GCSE you will study a named UK city, including the conflicts in the rural–urban fringe. This article focuses on Norwich and considers the arguments for and against designating a green belt on the outskirts of the city.

Green belt designation around Norwich would protect areas such as Whitlingham Broad

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Norwich is located in East Anglia (Figure 1) and is the largest city in Norfolk, with a population of around 140,000. It grew as a market town and in the past relied heavily on the manufacture and trade of footwear. However, like many cities in the UK, Norwich has since transitioned to a service-based economy and now relies on financial and public services as well as retail and tourism for its income.

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How population pyramids can change over time