New Eco-Town Plans Meet NIMBY Resistance

The UK government recently announced the sites of four new planned "eco-towns". But local opposition to the projects remains high.
July 16, 2009, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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The crux of the criticism is that the planned eco-towns would be built on greenfield sites, which locals are hoping to preserve.

"Some in the British media characterize the opposition as a class fight between lower-income families in need of housing and better-off, middle-class country dwellers with a "not in my backyard" attitude. In any case, the government's ecotowns are meeting fierce opposition in the form of protests and legal challenges."

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Published on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in The Christian Science Monitor
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