Definition of town belt in English:

town belt


mass nounNZ
  • 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.’