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Conservation, Green Belt

Conservation refers to buildings, streets and areas of Broxbourne which are protected by the planning system because of their landscape, heritage, architectural, archaeological or biodiversity value.


Green Belt

The Green Belt is land which is protected in accordance with Chapter 9 of the National Planning Policy Framework in order to (a) check unrestricted sprawl of built-up areas, (b) preventing neighbouring towns from merging, (c) safeguard the countryside from encroachment, (d) preserve the setting and character of historic towns and (e) assist urban regeneration by encouraging the recycling of derelict and other urban land.  The protection of the Green Belt helps to create popular areas for people to access the countryside and enjoy the quiet and solitude away from lively towns.


To find out more about how the Council will continue to protect the Green Belt in the future, please visit Local Development Framework