One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Areas of open land around a city, on which building is restricted.‘Wellington's fantastic town belt helps make the city special’
- ‘In late November, I saw the two birds together, so I started searching for a nest in this part of the town belt where there are big old trees.’
- ‘Each year, for five years, 2,000 trees will be planted on the town belt to celebrate Victoria University graduates.’
- ‘Last week's storms coming hard on the heels of a wet and windy January have ravaged Wellington's roadside trees and felled whole stands in the town belt.’
- ‘The town belt in Wellington is the ring of hills which surrounds the city, and it is reserved land, so you can't build on it.’
- ‘He is one of only three consultants to the council regarding mountain-bike access to the town belt.’
- ‘I've never taken my children up to the town belt for an overnight stay, but there's something about that situation which provoked my imagination.’
- ‘The purpose of the bill is to protect the town belt for future generations and to provide a management regime.’
- ‘The town belt is to be surveyed by helicopter this week.’
- ‘We usually walked downhill to school with a neighbour who was walking to work, but we were not nervous about walking through the town belt on our own.’
- ‘The city administration had to look beyond the area within the four town belts.’
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