Frequently asked questions

How can I find out if my land is in the green belt?

The green belt is a specially designated area of countryside protected from most forms of development.

It is protected to help stop urban sprawl, preserve the character of existing settlements and encourage development within existing built-up areas.

You should contact your local planning authority to find out if your land is in a green belt area, and any policies or restrictions that may apply as a result.

You can find contact details for your local planning authority on the Planning Portal.