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NIMBY

1. An acronym for "not in my back yard," a clichéd expression of opposition to some development or change proposed for one's immediate area, based on the opinion that it will have a negative impact on one's home or local surroundings. There will always be people shouting "NIMBY!" any time a development is proposed. Of course, there were plenty from the NIMBY movement who showed up to oppose the new condominiums being built over the old park.
2. A person who espouses such views. For every proposed development, there are bound to be NIMBYs who oppose it no matter what.

Not in my backyard!

and NIMBY
exclam. & comp. abb. Don’t locate something undesirable close to me. (Describes an attitude that people express about having noisy or dirty facilities installed close to where they live.) When you say, build the new incinerator here, I say NIMBY.
See also: not

NIMBY

verb

NIMBY

Acronym for “not in my backyard,” voicing a strong objection to construction projects or institutions considered detrimental to one’s neighborhood or locality. The term is relatively new, dating from about 1980, although the sentiment expressed is much older. A Boston Globe editorial on October 27, 2003, describing a compromise in proposed zoning for multifamily housing, was entitled “A Nod to NIMBY-ism.”
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Direct informal policing of physical boundaries: NIMBYs did not rely exclusively upon the state to enforce physical boundaries.
The demonisation of NIMBYs may be creating a real risk for improved participation in planning.
When the above three guidelines are implemented, the Dynamic Planning Process can often result in the transformation of NIMBYs into the project's most vocal champions.
In my experience, they tend to be petty, bureaucratic NIMBYs.
Then, there were big counties serving small districts through a framework of spatial priorities; now, there are large districts serving themselves with no effective framework of wider engagement, thus leaving the new NIMBY fews and the big-boy Marauders -- both disconnected from governance -- effectively in control.
The people who oppose developement in Keresley are not NIMBYS but are trying to protect what green fields we have and prevent us from becoming another conurbation.
THERE are several points in John Barber's letter "Why back wind farm nimbys?" (Views of the North, June 12) which need to be addressed, as he obviously believes that incompetence and the mishandling of wind turbine applications should be disregarded.
But she will also appeal to Tory votes in the Home Counties who, she believes, have been "wrongly insulted" as nimbys - an acronym for "not in my back yard".
We are not a bunch of nimbys opposed to development, we are committed to preserving the essence of Llandaff North while welcoming sensitive development.
Yesterday, Mr Hammond launched a six-month consultation on the proposed London to Birmingham link - with a fierce blast at "Nimbys" peddling inaccurate scare stories.
YOU SAID: The protesters are a load of nimbys. What''s all this about a village green?
We will soon have a world-class Test cricket arena at Edgbaston (and congratulations to the City Council for having the guts to support this development financially against the ludicrous opposition of a few vocal local Nimbys) and we will be the centre of attention when the Olympics come to London in 2012...
FROM the plethora of reports and correspondence in the papers and other media; it seems we are surrounded by climate change deniers and NIMBYs, in Britain.
Saint Consulting says 86 per cent of the public can be classed as NIMBYs - one-infour households has actively opposed a planning application in the past year.
The Milngavie Nimbys, however, do not accept that the health of hundreds of thousands of fellow Scots, especially the very young, the aged and the vulnerable, should come first.