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Last edited 02 Jul 2021
Elements of the built environment
The term ‘built environment’ refers to aspects of our surroundings that are built by humans, that is, distinguished from the natural environment. It includes not only buildings, but the human-made spaces between buildings, such as parks, and the infrastructure that supports human activity such as transportation networks, utilities networks, flood defences, telecommunications and so on.
- Amberfield land.
- Areas of outstanding natural beauty.
- Asset of community value.
- Brownfield land.
- Common land.
- Conservation area.
- Contaminated land.
- Designated sites.
- Eco towns.
- Garden cities.
- Green belt.
- Green infrastructure.
- Greenfield land.
- Hazard warning surfaces.
- Housing zones.
- Local green space.
- Local Nature Reserve.
- Mixed use development.
- National Parks.
- National trail.
- Pink zones.
- Public space.
- Scheduled monuments.
- Sites of special scientific interest.
- Smart cities.
- Types of building.
- Types of road and street.
- Village green.
- Windfall site.
- World heritage sites.
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