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green belt

a zone of farmland, parks, and open country surrounding a town or city: usually officially designated as such and preserved from urban development

Green belt

Areas of green land around urban areas to prevent further expansion; they are kept open by severs and normally permanent planning restrictions.

green belt

[′grēn ‚belt]
(meteorology)
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However, deputy director Salahuddin said that SDDA had not cut trees at the green belt but at a plot, which was lying vacant for long and some trees had grown there.
Local residents were briefed on the report on Tuesday and campaigner Alan Doyle said although the verdict was "not the silver bullet", the Jockey Club would find it harder to secure planning permission it would require to build up to 3,000 homes at Kempton, which has been designated green belt since 1956.
The idea is a lot older than you might think: green belt land was first designated around London in 1935 before the policy was rolled out across the country 20 years later.
The motion called for the council to commit to "support the green belt and protect the green lungs of Cardiff and oppose a green wedge".
In May it was reported that North Somerset Council leaders had enlisted Fox's help to fight housing plans on green belt.
Yet council bosses say their latest version would see less than 1% of the county's green belt released.
He said: "Ever since the city council put a cap on the Sutton green belt development limiting growth to 5,000 houses by 2031, it has been bombarded by a blitz of objections from predatory land speculators who want the total jacked back up to 12,000 or more.
On one side campaigners, including the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, are arguing that any development is going too far, but on the other lawyers acting on behalf of a consortium of major housing developers and landowners claim Birmingham needs to go further and release more green belt land for construction.
THE Labour Party in Sefton is trying to claim that it is the party to protect green belt within our borough - what short memories Bill Esterson MP and his local party colleagues have.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The 1st Phase of Baghdad's "Green Belt" has been signed on Sunday by Baghdad's Lord-Mayor's Office with an international company to implement the Green Belt that shall surround the Iraqi capital, in order to improve its environmental situation, the Lord-Mayor's office announced.