Statistics: Environment and Buildings

Below are statistics which relate to questions which are relevant to Brierley Hillness. They may be useful to influence decision makers about development and design.

The same  questions were not asked of everyone. At times the respondents are from multiple sources. Methodologies are explained in Survey Work.

Question 1: Should new building design in Brierley Hill complement the historic buildings?

Sources:

  • 71 face to face street interviews (between 8/3/11 and 6/4/11) (57 responded to this question)
  • 76 self completion questionnaires at public event (18/2/11) (73 responded to this question)

 130 people (aged 16-65+) responded to this question.

  • 82%  (107/130) of people said that new building design should complement historic buildings in the area
  • 13%   (17/130) of people said either no/not bothered or didn’t feel it mattered if new buildings complemented historic ones
  • 5%   (6/130) of people said they did not know.

Of the 57 respondents who currently live in Brierley Hill and answered this question:

  • 84%  (48/57) people said that new building design should complement historic buildings in the area
  • 11%   (6/57) of people said either no/not bothered or didn’t feel it mattered if new buildings complemented historic ones
  • 5%   (3/57) of people said they did not know.

 Statement 2: I care about what Brierley Hill looks like

 Sources:

  • 112 self completion digital surveys (between 28/8/10 and 14/10/10)
  • 33 (Brierley Hill residents only)/76 self completion questionnaires at public  event (18/2/11)
  • 21 (Brierley Hill residents only/33 self completion questionnaires at public event (7/5/11)

 166 residents of Brierley Hill (all ages) responded to the statement

  • 92% (153/166) of Brierley Hill residents asked either agreed or strongly agreed that they care about what Brierley Hill looks like
  • 5% (8/166) neither agreed or disagreed
  • 3% (5/166) disagreed

Question 3: Should old buildings in Brierley Hill be modernised, preserved as they are or knocked down/demolished?

Source:

77 self-completion questionnaires (sent home with primary school children across 4 schools in Brierley Hill in January 2011 to fill in with adult). Results may not totally reflect the opinions of the child.

 74 questionnaires stated only one preference and have been included. 3 questionnaires have been excluded.

  • 65% of children said that old buildings should be preserved as they are
  • 26% of children said old buildings should be modernised
  • 9% of children said they should be knocked down.

Question 4: What is most important in the design of a new building?

Source:

77 self completion questionnaires (sent home with primary school children across 4 schools in Brierley Hill in January 2011 to fill in with adult). Results may not totally reflect the opinions of the child.

 68 questionnaires stated only one preference and have been included. 9 questionnaires have been excluded.

  • 41% of children said that the most important thing in the design of a new building was Accessibility (physical or close to public transport)
  •  31% of children said that the most important thing in the design of a new building was the use of the building
  •  19% of children said that the most important thing in the design of a new building was being environmentally friendly
  •  6% of children said that the most important thing in the design of a new building was quality of building materials
  •  3% of children said that the most important thing in the design of a new building was looks or appearance.

More statistics…

Involvement in Decision-making

Potential for Arts, culture, heritage and sport

 

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