What kind of facilities should be allowed to be built on the seafront of a seaside town?

Essay - What kind of facilities should be allowed to be built on the seafront of a seaside town?  

 Paper 2 Writing, Task 1 . New Essay Format CAE 2015

 


What kind of facilities should be allowed to be built on the seafront of a seaside town?
  • a hotel
  • beach volley facilities
  • coffee shops and restaurants

Write an essay discussing two of the facilities in your notes. You should explain which facility should receive planning permission to be built on the seafront, giving reasons in support of your answer.  


Inappropriate facilities have always been a problem, especially, when it comes to seaside towns. There are many people arguing about building different facilities on the seafront. How can we decide what kind of facilities should receive planning permission.

The first option to consider is beach volley facilities and a park. We all know that sports facilities are a priority. In this way, we should encourage more kids to take up a sport. But if we build a beach volleyball pitch, it will be open only in the summer. What's more, it's better to build a whole new sports centre, where people can practise any sport they want. And it doesn't have to be on the seafront; it can be somewhere near the city centre. A park is also a good idea but most of the seaside towns have a park by the sea, anyway.

A second option would be to build a hotel. It's true that every town needs more open space but it is well-known that one hotel can provide at least twenty working positions to local people. And, in the summer, even more because of the big number of tourists, who come for recreation. A hotel is good investment and many people will benefit from it.

To sum up, both options have their advantages and disadvantages. In my view, building a hotel will help local people to find a job easier and will increase the community income.  

!!! Notes - You're in favour of the second option but have written much more about the first one.

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