Created at The Bartlett School of Architecture

In the 1920s, amidst growing concern over the rapid urban sprawl of London, they championed the need for recreational green space around the city to provide respite for city-dwellers.

Today, the purpose and aims of the Green Belt remain much the same. The National Planning Policy Framework (2016) outlines the present-day objectives of the protected land according to the British government. By taking a series of individual paragraphs from the framework it is possible to question the occupation of the Green Belt land. A series of small dynamic models were made to challenge individual policy paragraphs through deliberate movements of concealing and revealing occupation at different scales. Each model explores the protected land around Epping, a town surrounded by Green Belt to the North of London in Essex, through augmented landscapes, faux historical façades and illusionary interventions.