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Green Belt is countryside next to urban areas where there is a risk that the openness will be invaded by urban sprawl.
This approach needs to be worked out carefully to avoid urban sprawl.
Despite its imposing skyline, Frankfurt itself has not suffered from vast urban sprawl like other European cities.
Shadow planning minister John Hayes accused the Government of failing to prevent urban sprawl.
Instead we will safeguard and expand the green belt around towns and villages to stop urban sprawl.