The greenbelt zone in the SMA is 1416 [km.sup.2], which accounts for 40% of the total area of greenbelt zones of Korea and is 2.5 times the total area of Seoul.
A prior study assumed that compact development would lead to the full elimination of the greenbelt zone and more compact future urban growth .
Excluded layers were produced using GDEM, an ecoenvironmental conservation value assessment map (ECVAM), water bodies, the greenbelt zone, and the zone eliminated from the greenbelt.
The greenbelt zone was assigned a value of 0, which means that it was fully available for urban development.
Under eased rules, city mayors or provincial governors will be allowed to abolish greenbelt zones smaller than 300,000 square meters without first gaining approval from the central government.
Individual owners will be allowed to build facilities on up to 300 square meters of land, and if the residents of a certain greenbelt zone plan to jointly run a farming experience program or a resort, up to 1,000 square meters will be allowed.
ONE of Bahrain's last remaining greenbelt zones
could soon be turned into a national park.
Campaigners have been trying for three years to get the area converted into a housing project, but their pleas were initially turned down due to a law banning construction in greenbelt zones.
If the former greenbelt zone is cleared of the yards then people from my area on the waiting list for housing will be happy as well as others who have been complaining about fumes and smell from the yards as well as noise at night."
It is sad that most of our greenbelt zone is gone, but at least some of it remains and hopefully will be protected."
Campaigners have been trying for three years to have the area converted for a government housing project, but their pleas were turned down due to a law banning construction in greenbelt zones.
"It is sad that our huge greenbelt zone is gone, but at least some of it remain, and hopefully will be protected for future generations."