ribbon development


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ribbon development

n
(Civil Engineering) Brit the building of houses in a continuous row along a main road: common in England between the two World Wars
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Noun1.ribbon development - building complex in a continuous row along a road
building complex, complex - a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
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-tlements the ribbon development. This was outlawed by an Act in the 1930's to discourage this sort of thing.
Old postcards capture the essence of Wirral's rural past before urbanisation and ribbon development changed many areas.
The rapid expansion of urban area relative to urban population reflects the sprawl and ribbon development that are characteristic of Sri Lanka s urban development.
An official source told reporter on Tuesday that NHA was removing the encroachments under National Highway Strategic Road Control Rules 1998 under "Restriction on Ribbon Development", with the cooperation of District Administration, local police and National Highways and Motorway Police.
An official source told on Wednesday that NHA was removing the encroachments under National Highway Strategic Road Control Rules 1998 under "Restriction on Ribbon Development", with the cooperation of District Administration, local police and National Highways and Motorway Police.
After the recent public consultation one resident who queried the added head reported that she'd been told by an official the it was the start of a future ribbon development all the way to Birmingham Airport.
By all means develop suitable economic activities around the airport or in Chelmsley Wood, but let's not fall for US style ribbon development next to motorways.
Then followed the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act that put an end to ribbon development and separated the countryside from the city.
Clr Khan was not here in the days of uncontrolled sprawl and ribbon development in the 1930s - but then very few Examiner readers can remember those days, and the rest show little interest in the past.
With which song did Sandie Shaw win the Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 The Western Isles or Outer Hebrides; 2 pounds 88; 3 Spencer Perceval; 4 Paris; 5 Sherpa Norgay Tensing; 6 Ribbon development; 7 Sodium and chlorine; 8 Puppet On A String; 9 Nigel Lawson; 10 Madame Hooch.
This resulted in a ribbon development along the southern side of Shenley Fields Road.