Green Belt in The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

In United Kingdom town planning, the green belt is a policy for controlling urban growth. The idea is for a ring of countryside where urbanisation will be resisted for the foreseeable future, maintaining an area where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure can be expected to prevail. The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open, and consequently the most important attribute of green belts is their openness. The Metropolitan Green Belt around London was first proposed by the Greater London Regional Planning Committee in 1935. The Town and Country Planning Act 1947 then allowed local authorities to include green belt proposals in their development plans. This dataset (Green Belt located in the South of the Borough) plays an important part in keeping land open and free from development.

The Metropolitan Green Belt around London was first proposed by the Greater London Regional Planning Committee in 1935. The Town and Country Planning Act 1947 then allowed local authorities to include green belt proposals in their development plans.

This dataset (Green Belt located in the South of the Borough) plays an important part in keeping land open and free from development.

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Last Updated August 4, 2022, 11:18 (UTC)
Created August 7, 2020, 11:38 (UTC)