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NIMBY

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MLA for Not In My Back Yard.

Used when a new building is to be placed near to existing residential properties, or modifications are proposed to an existing one - and people complain to the council planning department.

Now complaints over planning permission can be valid, e.g. Tescos stores want to drop a superstore + 1300 student accommodation in your back garden, or the local Jihadis might want to build a mosque within thirty miles of your terraced house. All perfectly valid reasons for an embolism. This IS NOT NIMBY behavior.

However. Complaining about a small number of servicemen's families staying in a house near to a severe trauma recuperation centre? That IS NIMBY behavior! See here for ARRSE campaign The NIMBYs of Ashtead.