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green belt

n
1. (Environmental Science) a zone of farmland, parks, and open country surrounding a town or city: usually officially designated as such and preserved from urban development
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green belt

n (round town) → cintura di verde
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Ms Spelman said unelected regional assemblies are deleting green belt designation and 162 planning applications in green belts have been rubber stamped by Mr Prescott.
No surprise, however, that within hours of the announcement the Council for the Protection of Rural England had reacted with the view that the it gave a licence to the setting back of green belts around urban areas, stating: 'The location of Green Belts is just as important as their area .
ISLAMABAD -- Parking shortage forced motorists to use green belts in the federal capital.
In reply to the call attention notice in the National Assembly on Tuesday, the parliamentary secretary said that CDA does not allow commercial use of the green belts of the city.
Natural England and the Campaign to Protect Rural England have carried out the first major survey of the environmental state of the country's green belts.
Gerald Kells, West Midlands CPRE policy officer said: 'Although the Government should be the staunchest, most reliable ally of green belt, it continues to implement policies and support proposals in this region and elsewhere which undermine green belts across the region.
ENGLAND'S green belts celebrate their 70th anniversary next year.
Green belts were formally introduced almost 50 years ago (by the Conservatives I should add), to preserve the countryside and prevent the unrestricted sprawl of the urban areas.
CPRE planning campaigner Paul Miner said: "Despite repeated pledges by Government that green belts would grow in every region, these new figures show that it is being developed at an alarming rate.
The Government states that "the most important attribute of Green Belts is their openness" as they can shape patterns of urban development.