UN Body in Cambodia Urges Halt to UK Grocery Project – Huh?

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By Mike Saint, The Saint Consulting Group Tip O’Neill said all politics is local, and we believe there is nothing more contentious a political issue at the local level than land use. Unless, a local paper in Cornwall, England reports how an international body like the United Nations opposes a supermarket project in their back yard! These days just about … Read More

The impact of Conservatives on planning in the UK – Lesson 1

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Let’s remind ourselves of one stark, cold, ugly fact: the ‘new’ Conservative Party is not the friend of the development industry it once was. The old description of the Tories as ‘the party of business’ should be updated to ‘the party of opposition’. Local Tories are at the forefront of NIMBYism in the UK.

Nimbyism Growth Threatens Development

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March 26, 2009 Construction Now Planners are facing an increasingly difficult struggle to get public acceptance of development projects, according to an annual survey of public attitudes. 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% of the population, up from 13% in 2007. … Read More

British public opposition hardens against private housing — Saint Index

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The latest UK Saint© Index survey carried out by The Saint Consulting Group found that NIMBYs who actively opposed a project last year campaigned the most against private residential projects compared to all types of development in Britain. In addition to being the project most opposed by active NIMBYs, residential housing has steadily lost ground since 2006 amongst those who … Read More

Quarries hit rock bottom as most opposed property sector in Britain — Saint Index

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The latest UK Saint Index survey carried out by The Saint Consulting Group found that quarries reach a new all time low, for the first time beating casinos and power stations as most hated form of development. The Saint Index asks whether the public supports or opposes development across a wide range of industries. This produces a NIMBY Hate List … Read More

Quarries Now Most Opposed Sector in the UK

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March 18, 2009 Quarry Management British attitudes have hardened against various types of land development, particularly quarries, even in the midst of economic recession and with the promise of new jobs that such projects can bring, according to the latest UK Saint Index – an annual survey on public attitudes to development. The 2009 survey carried out by The Saint … Read More

British public turns more positive towards building supermarkets — UK Saint Index©

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The latest UK Saint Index© survey carried out by The Saint Consulting Group found that public attitudes have turned more positive towards grocers generally. Convenience food stores, still viewed positively, have climbed back up the NIMBY Approval Rating (to +12 % in 2009, compared to +4% in 2008). But still only 8% of people see the need for a new … Read More

Growing Nimbyism Spares Wind

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March 13 2009 Utility Week British attitudes have hardened against most forms of new development, including power stations, but wind power appears to be bucking the trend, according to an annual survey of public attitudes to development compiled by the Saint Consulting Group. Although the consultancy argued that “not in my backyard” (Nimby) attitudes had peaked, it said that people … Read More

Nimbyism Increases Despite Market Woes

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March 13 2009 Showhouse The UK Saint Index, the annual survey on public attitude to property development, shows that 51 per cent of respondents oppose private residential development. Last year the figure stood at 40 per cent. The Saint Consulting Group said that 74 per cent of respondents deem the government’s target of building three million homes by 2020 to … Read More

Nimbyism on the Rise as Climate Bites

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March 11 2009 Estates Gazette The British public’s attitudes against development have hardened in the midst of the economic climate, according to a new survey from Saint Consulting. The Saint Index, which surveyed 1,000 people in January and February this year, found that 85% of respondents were antidevelopment. Nick Keable, UK vice president of the Saint Consulting Group, said: “Nimbyism … Read More