Financial Times: Nimbies Rise Up Against Building Projects

The Saint ReportNews 2009, saintblog0 Comments

March 7, 2009 Financial Times

Attitudes have hardened against new property development despite the promise of new jobs that could be created in the recession.

More than one in five people of those surveyed have objected to a project in the past year, according to Saint Index, an annual survey of public attitudes to property development in the UK.

The study says that Nimbyism – the acronym of Not In My Back Yard used to describe opposition by local residents – is on the rise across the country.

Some 85 per cent of respondents say they would oppose development in their local area, broadly the same level as last year’s survey, but active Nimbyism has almost doubled in the past two years.

Nimbies Rise Up Against Building Projects

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