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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England

Green Belt

Wandlebury Country Park Wandlebury Country Park Photo: © Jean Prince

About the Cambridge Green Belt

The Cambridge Green Belt was created in 1954. Its purposes, as set out in the Cambridge Local Plan 2006, are to: 

Cambridge Green Belt 2016-7

Cambridge Green Belt 2016-7. (Map created by Troy Planning + Design using open data provided by Ordnance Survey and DCLG.)

Nationally, all Green Belts have the following purposes:

Within Green Belts, agriculture, forestry and related uses are allowed, while opportunities for public access to open countryside, recreation and landscape and nature conservation are encouraged.

The fact sheet below provides more information about the Cambridge Green Belt.


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