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  • n. Plural form of nimby.


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  • There's a great risk that people will think of the residents as 'nimbys'. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The row over the plans is dividing the county, with Preston council leader Ken Hudson branding Blackburn with Darwen council leaders "nimbys" and saying the area should focus on its industrial heritage and not try to compete with his city's shopping might.


  • Perhaps she should consider English lessons before calling others 'nimbys' regarding a subject she so obviously knows very little about.


  • Already Blackburn MP Jack Straw and the borough's council leader have said they would fight the plans, prompting Preston council leader Ken Hudson to label them 'nimbys'.


  • We are NOT 'nimbys' or 'parochial' or any other childish insults Preston can come up with.


  • It may be suggested that if homes must be built on green fields anyway, an alternative to large developments on the edge of big towns would be to scatter them on a small scale around various rural areas, where many would-be 'nimbys' may think twice if it is their grown-up children who are desperate to find affordable homes in these locations.

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  • 'nimbys' regarding a subject she so obviously knows very little about. spurspants, Chingford says ...


  • Because some people actually care to design and plan for their neighborhoods, which is the purpose of neighborhood planning, and object to the plan coming from essentially the Nickels administration, you castigate them as nimbys.

    The Future is In Cities « PubliCola

  • But at the same time, all the nimbys who built or bought out there, you chose that area and the airport was there loooong before you so adapt or migrate.

    Uneasy aftermath (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The government's planning and housing policies are a "nimbys 'charter" set to "strangle" the self-build sector, says one of Britain's self-build experts.

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles


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