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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 maximum application block size and requirements for applications with overlapping buffer zones were the same as those in the 2013 recommended permit conditions.
These Parts also illustrate that when confronted with histories of disruption, both general and specific, the government often implements buffer zones to strike the balance between advancing its substantial interests and protecting free speech.
Meanwhile in the illegal settlements of Ateret, north of Ramallah, Pnei Hever, east of Hebron, Nahliel, northwest of Ramallah, and Kiryat Arba, on the outskirts of Hebron city, buffer zone lands are being cultivated by Israeli settlers, while in Kiryat Arba, prefabricated buildings were set up in the security zone.
Each government gives a commitment letter to the United States government regarding non-exploration/exploitation in its respective buffer zone," the proposal said.
The organization said that the buffer zone has significantly reduced the harassment of patients and clinic employees.
Decline to endorse a buffer zone that runs parallel with its southern border;
The grant, spread over three years, will pay for an experienced trapper to work on land within the buffer zone owned by a local farmer.
The states have to notify the buffer zones for protected areas, but so far they haven't done so.
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.
We can confirm that from the so-called buffer zones the withdrawal is complete," Shota Utiashvili, a Georgian interior ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Todd Dupuis, director of regional programs for the Atlantic Salmon Federation, talks about the lack of implementation of the Prince Edward Island Environmental Farm Plan and the legislated 10-meter (30-foot) buffer zones.