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Buffer Zone

In political science, an area between two antagonists that is put in place so they do not attack each other. A famous example of a buffer zone is the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Occasionally, the buffer zone is a third country.

buffer zone

(1) A transitional area between two areas of different zoning or characteristic land use.

(2) Green space or other open or natural areas providing privacy and noise pollution control for a subdivision.

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The regulatory provisions relevant for our analysis were buffer zone distance, buffer zone distance credits (e.
160) Nevertheless, the court held that this history provided the buffer zone with a "sufficient fit" and showed that "closure of the streets [was] necessary.
For a problem shown to arise only once a week in one city at one clinic, creating 35-foot buffer zones at every clinic across the Commonwealth is hardly a narrowly tailored solution,'' Roberts said.
The UN-administered buffer zone in Cyprus occupies three percent of the island, including some of the most valuable agricultural land.
Richard Pow, from the Forestry Commission, said: "We have 17 red squirrel reserves in northern England and the work undertaken in the buffer zones is vital.
He also blamed the state governments for the delay in notifying the buffer zones.
A working party, consisting of residents and community councillors, has compiled a DVD recording the concerns of the constituents who live on and use these roads and who believe, along with many other residents, that a 40mph buffer zone further out of the village should be implemented by the Welsh Assembly Government and Wrexham County Borough Council.
Russian troops have completed a pullout from buffer zones next to breakaway Georgian regions that it had established during a war between the two countries in August.
Account holders will be told their "Personal Reserve" buffer zone limit - anything from pounds 150 to pounds 2,500 - before the new charges are introduced in August.
Todd Dupuis also believes the 10-meter buffer zone is too narrow and is not adequate to filter pesticides.
She used to be fully in favour of our campaign aim for a 500 metre buffer zone between local communities and opencast sites, which is what they have in Scotland.
Ian Macdonald, the minister for primary industries, announced yesterday that the purple zones are set to operate within a buffer zone, which will be created by the widespread use of vaccinations around four areas where EI outbreaks have occurred in New South Wales.