Public’s Nimby Opposition To Development Strong As Ever

The Saint ReportNews 2007, saintblog0 Comments

March 16, 2007 Property Week

SURVEY REVEALS ONE IN SIX LOCAL RESIDENTS OPPOSE PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Public opposition to residential and commercial development appears to be as strong as ever, while many people believe they are being let down by their local councils on planning, according to the world’s largest consultant on zoning and land-use battles.

Saint Consulting Group’s second annual poll of consumer attitudes to development shows that as many as 83% of residents want no more schemes in their area (see graph 1) and that one in six has actively opposed a planning application.

Public’s Nimby Opposition To Development Strong As Ever

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