Labour voters are the group most likely to oppose a proposed development of new homes

The Saint ReportNews 2006, saintblog0 Comments

March 17, 2006 The Times

NIMBYISM is becoming a trait that binds the British, a national characteristic that defines us in the same way that queuing used to do.

Most of us (84 per cent, to be precise) take a nimby (not in my back yard) and, indeed, a nimfye (not in my front yard either) view of any new development in our neighbourhood. One in five of us has opposed a planning application, maintaining the great British tradition of complaining. New homes are the most common target of such opposition, particularly if these homes are flats. Aesthetics are less of an issue than the impact on traffic.

Labour voters are the group most likely to oppose a proposed development of new homes

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