Report A Tweet From The Cpre - Campaign To Protect Rural England in House prices and the economy Posted September 4, 2013 That's a link to the same Guardian poll and a post about an admittedly silly planning rule, but nothing to do with NIMBYs objecting to reasonable growth. FWIW I'm sure such objections exist - either because you live in a highly over-priced village or because of the PITA factor of having building next door for several months and the impact on your view. In the case of the former, I'm not sure what you do if the whole village is objecting. For the latter, I can't really fault someone taking such a view - I'd just expect the planners to ignore it. Sorry, here, VRM's post 12 there: http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=192993&view=findpost&p=909386351 Then in post 14 he goes into more detail (the 2nd link in my previous post).