green lung

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green lung

n
(Environmental Science) an area of parkland within a town or city, considered in terms of the healthier environment it provides
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Resident William Jones said: "It is well used by young people and represents an important green lung in a built up area."
COUNCIL taxpayers in the Vale of Glamorgan will have to foot a bill of up to pounds 15,000 after the council lost a battle to stop a housing development on a green lung site in Barry.
EXTRA protection is being given to a green lung of open space near the heart of the city - thanks to Tree Preservation Orders.
COUNCILLORS who lost a battle to stop a housing development on a green lung site in Barry will meet next week to discuss the prospect of having to pay out ten of thousands of pounds of council taxpayers' money in costs.
PEOPLE power has paid off after controversy over a plan to build hundreds of homes on a green lung of land near Birmingham city centre.
Peter Collins peter.collins@walesonline.co.uk A PLANNING inspector will today visit the site at the centre of a long-running battle over plans to build houses on "green lung" land.
A CAMPAIGN to stop controversial plans to build houses on a "green lung" area of Barry have suffered a setback.
The Opposition politician said Yeoh's backing of the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents Association (TTDI-RA) who are against any development on the green lung, ignore a proposed compromise that would provide the longhouse dwellers with proper permanent homes.
Saplings that were planted in the years past are now big trees that provide much needed shade in the area and their lush foliage provide an essential green lung right in the middle of the city.
But the planning meeting heard that houses would mean the loss of a 'green lung', place strain on local services and worsen pollution.
Council co-leader Jenny Laing said she could not guarantee costs would rise further but believes the work will breathe new life into the "green lung" of the city.
Speaking at a debate with representatives of civil society in a workshop held in Tunis, Selmi added that the forest of Rades is the only great green lung of the southern suburbs of the capital and the ministry takes into consideration the ecological balance in the region and the sustainable development goals when carrying out various infrastructure or housing projects.