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The Green Belt

lovely long view of undulating landscape, fields and trees
In the Green Belt looking north east from just outside Graveley Elizabeth Hamilton

Green Belt is the countryside next door for 30 million people living in our large towns and cities.

Its role has never been more important while the threat of development has never been greater. Further encroachment risks decreasing the ability of the Green Belt to provide for nature, reduce the impacts of climate change and limit people’s access to green spaces.

About two thirds of the land area in Hertfordshire is in the Green Belt and thus protected from inappropriate development by law. But there is immense pressure for building, and widespread proposals for damaging, large-scale development. In much of our campaign work we fight to uphold the protection of the Green Belt.