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    Hello all,
    Tommorow in a PSE lesson we will be debating wether we should build on rural areas to supply the growing demand of housing (low cost etc). I am arguing that we should be building in some rural areas but need a bit of help. If people could drop ideas, arguments and statistics I can use to back up my argument I would be so happy.
    I really want to make a good impression on our new head of sixth form who is our teacher.
    Thank you all and have a good night!
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    First thing, drop the NIMBY slur. It's immature and totally hypocritical as unless you live in an utter ****hole every body is NIMBY at some point whether it be not wanting a halfway house for ex paedophile offenders across the road from your child's school to not wanting the carpet shop beneath your flat getting permission to change into a late opening kebab shop.
    Everybody is a NIMBY. The only people that aren't are the people not affected.
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    (Original post by caravaggio2)
    First thing, drop the NIMBY slur. It's immature and totally hypocritical as unless you live in an utter ****hole every body is NIMBY at some point whether it be not wanting a halfway house for ex paedophile offenders across the road from your child's school to not wanting the carpet shop beneath your flat getting permission to change into a late opening kebab shop.
    Everybody is a NIMBY. The only people that aren't are the people not affected.
    Agree about NIMBY being a slur, but I'd disagree with everything else. NIMBY is just a word/acronym for those who only oppose a particular development for purely selfish reasons. It is not a catch all term for anyone who happens to oppose a particular development, and people (including numerous politicians) need to stop abusing it that way.

    Opposing a small development for the sake of it because of a view or because it's going to devalue your house could be seen as NIMBYism. But opposing a housing development because it's in a National Park, or it's going to destroy ancient woodland, cause flooding, cause problems with traffic, etc. is not. A lot of developments have very legitimate and strong arguments against them.

    Unfortunately, I'd say NIMBY has become a word used as an insult to try and discredit opponents of developments, regardless of how strong their case against it is.
 
 
 
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