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Interactive map of England's green belts

Aerial view of a newly development neighbourhood, alongside another portion of development currently underway in construction, surroudning by green fields and sparsed out dwellings

Green Belt map with 2023 update

Here is our interactive Green Belt map, a crucial tool for anyone thinking of seeking planning permission in the areas surrounding English cities and towns

You may probably already know that if your land lies just inside a Green Belt, planning permission becomes much more difficult to obtain. The fact is getting planning permission to build on the Green Belt may be tricky - but it’s certainly not impossible!

There are very few England-wide maps of the Green Belt, and most of those are a few years out of date. Our Green Belt map below uses the latest available government data.

So if you want to know if the property you own or are considering buying is in the Green Belt, just type in the postcode and see whether it is in one of the large green-shaded zones. It’s as simple as that.

(NB: small, unconnected patches of green are parks, playing fields etc - these are not part of the Green Belt but are usually protected.)

Illustration of a master plan of green belt development on top of a Google Maps aerial view
Sketchy rendres of the proposed green belt development of a neighbourhood of dwellings of double or triple stories with ample garage spaces, front and back gardens on a long and windy street

Type in the postcode

Green Belt articles

Our expert explanations of what the Green Belt is, how it works and your opportunities for building there, constantly updated

Green Belt articles

Our expert explanations of what the Green Belt is, how it works and your opportunities for building there, constantly updated

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How to get planning permission for building on Green Belt land in the UK [2023 edition]
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Planning permission for a replacement dwelling in Green Belt
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