A report published by the Countryside Commission says 'nimby' attitudes are rife among country dwellers with more t...
A report published by the Countryside Commission says 'nimby' attitudes are rife among country dwellers with more than half saying changes to countryside surrounding their homes would most concern them.
Reported in The Independent (p5), the commission surveyed 1,000 people, of whom twice as many would like to live in the countryside as currently do, yet the same people did not want more houses to impact on the rural landscape.
The same double standards were found to apply to traffic on rural roads, with most reluctant to not use their own cars, yet concerned about cars blocking country roads.
Most of those surveyed supported greater public access to the countryside, with 91% saying society had a moral duty to protect countryside for the future, 72% saying they would pay more for greater protection, and 71% saying there should be greater government action to do so.