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NIMBY

A derogatory term; an acronym for “not in my backyard.” It is intended to convey the sense that people are generally in favor of socially desirable programs such as half-way houses for felons, or unsavory but largely necessary uses such as waste disposal sites, as long as they are located in or near someone else's neighborhood.

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Wales mirrors the trend across the UK, where 86% are identified as Nimbys - up from79%in 2006 and 83% in 2007.
The point of the local strength of feeling is far less about being NIMBYs about carving a railway through our deminishing local countryside, but more about the fact that the plan is avoiding our back yard by not coming through Coventry.
SIR - [Regarding the withdrawal of the plan to build an ice rink in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff], nimbys, shame on you robbing the children of a safe place to play, robbing the disabled of a place where they can enjoy sport freely, robbing fans of the right to enjoy a sport they are passionate about, robbing people of their jobs, robbing a country of the only ice pad and, most of all, robbing the hearts of many ice rink users.
NIMBYs are shutting down too many reasonable housing projects - at the same time, we have a housing crisis.
I think this "development" is in the village's interest to have these much wanted houses, certainly the recreational area - but no more NIMBYs, please .
Nimbys seem to me to be living anywhere but actually in Coventry.
He claims the projected benefits for the many are opposed by the self-interest of the few - the Nimbys.
Some people like to throw labels around that we are ``chronic malcontents''; however, it is the chronic malcontents and NIMBYs that have kept the landfill out of the high-income areas.
All too often the debate about house building is dominated by a group of vocal, well-organised nimbys.
Milloy's labeling of Granada Hills residents as NIMBYs proves the point as well.
SIR - Peter Hain accuses those who object to wind farms as Nimbys as he seems to think that wind will replace normal power stations, so why is this Government keen to open yet another power station in South Wa es?
We in Keresley are not nimbys, as she identified the room of 400 people who attended the Green Belt meeting.