The Rural - Urban Fringe  

Characteristics
The urban rural fringe contains a mixture of landuses. this includes residential areas, recreational facilities such as golf courses and farming.

These areas tend to contain areas of better quality housing. Gardens and houses are larger due to lower land values and more open space. There is usually a mixture of private and council-owned housing.

Areas of private housing usually consist of low density, high quality housing. The layout of these areas are usually crescent shaped.

Although the council estates have a higher density than the private estates, they are still lower than the inner city areas. The accommodation is often a mixture of housing, flats and tower blocks.

Land Values
Low land values. Therefore larger houses with sizeable gardens are located here.

Population Density
Low population densities exist in this area.