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(From Western Daily Press)
Nimby campaigns are contributing to the affordable housing crisis in the South West, the chairman of a housing body has claimed.
Michael Clarke said that groups such as the Campaign to Protect Rural England had a "disproportionate" influence on Government planning policies.
Speaking during a break in the South West Housing Institute's conference on the crisis in Bristol yesterday, he said that priority must be given to ensuring local people had a home.
"The 'Nimby' lobby is very strong and very well organised," said Mr Clarke, chairman of the institute, an independent group representing developers, planners and …