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Detailed maps that offer a fascinating glimpse into how every area of England and Wales developed from Victorian times to the 1950s are now available free online.
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Currently there is no open, shareable map of the national green belt and more importantly, with existing data, it's not possible to make one. Alasdair Rae explains the story behind the green belt data