The Green Belt

The Green Belt is essentialy a policy for controlling urban growth. The Green Belt itself is essentially a ring of countryside where urbanisation will be resisted for the foreseeable future. The fundamental aim of Green Belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open. The most important attribute of the Green Belt is its openness. Openness does not have a legal definition and can be open to interpretation but is often considered to refer to the absence of buildings. 

Interactive Green Belt Map


Examples of Green Belt Projects

New Build Dwelling in the Green Belt

Paul Ashton Architects gained planning permission for a new build dwelling in Bickerstaffein West Lancshire. The dwelling is a low-energy retirement dwelling and sits on the footprint of a small outbuilding.

 
Replacement Dwelling in the Green Belt

Replacement Dwelling in the Green Belt

Paul Ashton Architects gained planning permission for a new build 4 bedroom family dwelling that replaced an existing bungalow. The site is located just outside Chester on Tarvin Road. The dwelling features Passivhaus levels of thermal efficiency and spectacular views over the open countryside.

 

Domestic Extension in the Green Belt

Paul Ashton Architects developed a contemporary extension to an existing dwelling in Aughton, West Lancashire.