Green belts in Scotland: towards the modernisation of a traditional concept?

M.G. Lloyd, D. Peel

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    15 Citations (Scopus)


    This paper examines the social reconstruction of green belt policy in Scotland through a historical overview of the academic, practice and policy literatures. Attention is drawn to the reinterpretation and extension of the social amenity and health objectives of early green belt policy introduced by the Department of Health in Scotland; the diversity of policy implementation in practice; and the recent attempts of the Scottish Executive to reform green belt policy in the context of the modernisation and reform of the land use planning system so as to accommodate spatial planning principles and to facilitate a cultural change.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)639-656
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    Dive into the research topics of 'Green belts in Scotland: towards the modernisation of a traditional concept?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this