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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]
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AN AM hopes Cardiff's residents will support a campaign to ensure a green belt to the north of the city is included in the council's local development plan.
There are only 14 green belts in the whole country, so they are special.
Influential companies have developed their own parking areas on designated green belts, which are totally violating the rules of Capital Development Authority.
The Green Belts -A Greener Future report, published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Natural England, encourages the production of local food, fuel and fibre, more well-managed places for recreation, more renewable energy production and protecting the open, rural character of the green belt.
The green belts are 250 meters long and 30 metres wide.
UP TO 5,000 acres of green belt land could be developed if the West Midlands is forced to draw up plans to build 445,000 new homes, a leading conservation group has claimed.
He also discussed roles and responsibilities of Black Belts, Green Belts, team members, project sponsors, and command deployment champions.
Namely banging on about the threat to the Green Belt in this column.
A thousand hectares of green belt land the West Midlands is under threat because of plans to build new homes, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has warned.
Candidates for Green Belt and Black Belt certification will have projects to be worked when they begin training.
The last full study, by academics at Oxford Brookes University in 1993, said green belts had successfully checked unrestricted urban sprawl but more work was needed on its effect in encouraging urban regeneration.
A crucial element of green belts is the permanence of their boundaries.