Green belts can help to avoid unmanaged, unplanned urban expansion and have an important role to play in the sustainable development of towns and cities. Green belts can encircle settlements, but can also take other forms including buffers, corridors, coastal strips or wedges. Not all greenfield land will be designated as green belt
Scottish Planning Policy sets out the current policy on green belts.
The policy aims to:
Planning Circular 1/2009 - Development Planning
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