Define: Zoning

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Definition: Zoning


Quick Summary of Zoning


Zoning is the system of specifying that certain activities may only be carried out in particular areas.




What is the dictionary definition of Zoning?

Dictionary Definition


  • legal Legislative action for the purpose of regulating the use of property and the construction of buildings within the area under the jurisdiction of the legislative body concerned.

The system of specifying that certain activities may only be carried out in particular areas.

Some activities may cause harmful externalities, by emitting noise, smells, dust, pollution, or by attracting heavy traffic.

Zoning tries to minimise the harm done by such activities, by concentrating them in areas where they will do the least damage, and by separating them from residential, commercial, or amenity areas.


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Full Definition of Zoning


Zoning is the process of dividing land in a municipality into zones (e.g. residential, industrial) in which certain land uses are permitted or prohibited.


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This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.