Briefing: Changing attitudes to building more homes

By: Steve Akehurst  Published: January 2015


Summary

The last three years has seen a staggering turn-around in attitudes. As anxiety about housing has risen, NIMBYismhas declined sharply. Independent research shows:

  • NIMBYism has collapsed across all age groups, falling most sharply among the over 60s.
  • There has also been a reversal in homeowners' attitudes to building more homes in their area.
  • In 2010, there was not a single major voter group who overall supported homes being built in their area. By 2013, there was not a single voter group who didn't.

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