March 16, 2007 Planning Resource
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS THAT COULD GENERATE JOBS, HOMES AND OTHER LOCAL BENEFITS ARE FACING A BACKLASH FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS TRADITIONAL NUISANCE NEIGHBOURS, REPORTS LEE BAKER
The nimby brigade is on the march. This is the warning emerging from latest research that suggests eight out of ten people are against further development in their area.
Saint Consulting’s survey of 1,000 people across the UK provides the first detailed insight into nimbyism. It reveals that many residents are as unhappy about offices and supermarkets as they are about landfills and recycling sites. The polling firm concludes that the property industry is failing to engage with communities.