Support for new homes 'increasing as Nimbyism dies out'

Support for new building new homes is increasing as a result of government planning reforms, a minister has claimed.

Planning minister Brandon Lewis said there is "a changing mind-set" when it comes to major housing schemes, hinting that the "Not In My Backyard" attitude (NIMBY) has changed.

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Support for new homes increasing 'dramatically'

Support for new building new homes is increasing as a result of government planning reforms, a minister has claimed.

The new planning minister has hailed government reforms for changing attitudes towards house-building. Credit: PA Wire

Planning minister Brandon Lewis said there is "a changing mind-set" when it comes to major housing schemes, hinting that the "Not In My Backyard" attitude (NIMBY) has changed.

Writing for the Telegraph, Mr Lewis said reforms giving local people control over their own local areas has increased support for housebuilding "dramatically".

The minister said support for new homes has risen from 28% in 2010 to 47% last year.

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