British attitudes have hardened against development, even in the midst of economic recession and with the promise of new jobs that such projects can bring, reports the latest UK Saint Index©, the annual survey on public attitude to property development.
Overall general opposition to development may have reached a plateau at 85% of the population, but Britain’s hardcore contingent of active NIMBYs (those that have actually objected to a development project in the last year) has increased to 21% of the population.
- The Financial Times: Nimbies rise up against building projects
- Property Week: Not in their back yards
- Property Week UK Saint Index charts: Rise of the Nimbys
- MIPIM News: Public attitude to development not helping economic growth in UK
- Planning Resource: Nimbyism “hardening” in Britain
- Building: Fresh wave of nimbyism targets private housing
- Birmingham Post: Nimbyism in West Midlands becoming a growth industry
- The Times: Street wise: the rise of the NIMBYs in Britain
- UK Planning Portal: Nimbyism is alive and well … survey
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