March 09, 2009 Planning Resource
The UK Saint Index found that the percentage of people that have objected to a development project in the past year has increased to 21 per cent of the population, up from 13 per cent in 2007.
General opposition to development is running at 85 per cent, down one percentage point from last year, while the percentage of the population who actively favour developments remains at six per cent.
People’s responses do depend on what type of project is under consideration. Schools (43%) and windfarms (21%) are the most popular, ahead of private housing (19%), new roads (17%) and convenience food (12%).