Briefing: Changing attitudes to building more homes
Changing Attitude to Building More Homes
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.