During the property boom developers squeezed more and more on to their sites to make scheme viable. Now, the nimbys are fighting back and using the internet to bolster their campaigns.
Today, Saint Consulting publishes research showing that nearly a third of more than 1,000 people surveyed in the UK had objected to a planning application in the past year. The 29% figure this year is up on the 24% in 2008 and 16% in 2007 (graph 1). Saint says this rise is a reaction to overly dense developments at the tail end of the boom.