May 2008 Quarry Management
WITH THE SPREAD OF ‘NIMBYISM’, THE AGGREGATES INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO FACE THE CHALLENGING TEST OF CHANGING THE NEGATIVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF QUARRIES. THE SAINT CONSULTING GROUP OFFER SOME ADVICE ON OVERCOMING PUBLIC OPPOSITION
A recent survey carried out by The Saint Consulting Group has found that nearly nine out of 10 people in Britain are NIMBYs (people who oppose development under the banner ‘Not In My Backyard’). Clearly, this does not bode well for quarry operators, as the 2008 Saint UK Index showed that almost a quarter of all UK households have objected to a planning application of one kind or another in their local area over the last 12 months.