Green Belt facts

England’s 14 Green Belts cover more than a tenth (12.4%) of land in the country, and provide a breath of fresh air for 30 million people.

Our Green Belts help prevent urban sprawl, and protect our countryside from encroachment, but did you know they’re home to 19% of all traffic free cycle routes and 34% of Community Forest land?

Explore these and other surprising facts in our Green Belt factsheets.

 

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