Definition of green belt in English:

green belt

noun

  • 1A green belt marking a level of proficiency in judo, karate, or other martial arts below that of a brown belt.

    • ‘She's working out her post-dot-bomb angst by training for a green belt in karate.’
    countryside, green belt, great outdoors
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    1. 1.1 A person qualified to wear this.
      • ‘Heather was just a green belt; she wouldn't be able to do it.’
  • 2greenbeltAn area of open land around a city, on which building is restricted.

    • ‘About 80 per cent of the City of York Council area is within the green belt.’
    • ‘Little can be built in the grounds of a Grade One listed building and the area is also in a conservation area and green belt.’
    • ‘It will ruin a green belt area and our lovely country village.’
    • ‘Secondly it is a green belt site and the council has a policy to develop brown belt first.’
    • ‘The area stands within the green belt despite having been an industrial site in use since the late 18th century.’
    • ‘Bradford Council said the site was in a green belt area, which imposed restrictions on applications.’
    • ‘One of the biggest concerns for the town council is if we allow this one, it would open up the green belt to other applications.’
    • ‘Sevenoaks Council has issued a warning to people thinking about buying plots of land in the green belt for housing.’
    • ‘Relaxing planning controls over development in the green belt would unleash a wave of unsustainable urban sprawl.’
    • ‘With its two spectacular churches dominating the skyline, its sprawling green belt and historic buildings, the market town of Beverley continues to attract incomers.’
    • ‘They say the area is in the green belt and the proposed retail development is totally inappropriate and would set an unacceptable precedent if approved.’
    • ‘The council has a policy to refuse new buildings in the green belt unless they are for farming, forestry, outdoor sport and recreation or in very special circumstances.’
    • ‘The green belt must be safeguarded and any encroachment of this must be strongly opposed at all costs.’
    • ‘In fact, this is little more than a cleverly disguised plan to build houses on historic green belt land.’
    • ‘In addition, the public generally may be affected if, for example, conservation areas or the green belt is affected.’
    • ‘The firm must demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ for building in the green belt.’
    • ‘There should be no further erosion of the green belt.’
    • ‘The owners of several sites have also carried out changes of use and minor building work on green belt land, without planning permission.’
    • ‘Last week, both ministers advocated ripping up Britain's green belt to solve the housing crisis.’
    • ‘‘We are preserving as much green belt land as we possibly can,’ she said.’
    grounds, ground, fields, open space, open area
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