Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mapping the English Green Belt

The United Kingdom, like many other countries, has a green belt policy for controlling urban sprawl. The policy defines zones (a green belt) around urban centers where new building is restricted and where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure prevails.

The English Greenbelt is a CartoDB created map of greenbelt areas in England. The map contains two main layers, the green belt zones and local authority boundaries & labels. If you click on a green belt area on the map you can find out the local authority and the name of the selected green belt area.

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