Green Belt

A green belt or greenbelt is a policy and land use designation used in land use planning to retain areas of largely undeveloped, wild, or agricultural land surrounding or neighbouring urban areas. Similar concepts are greenways or green wedges which have a linear character and may run through an urban area instead of around it. In essence, a green belt is an invisible line encircling a certain area, preventing development of the area allowing wildlife to return and be established.

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Famous quotes containing the words green and/or belt:

    Annihilating all that’s made
    To a green thought in a green shade.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    He cannot buckle his distempered cause
    Within the belt of rule.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)