We never like the smell of other peoples f….!

Yesterday I attended a breakfast presentation on emerging planning policy hosted by planning consultants, WYG. Esteemed barrister Christopher Hughes was eloquently setting out the why and what for’s of the Localism Bill when he came out with a brilliant analogy for the way the public so often view new housing. It certainly caught the audiences attention – People feel the same way about housing as they do about farts..that’s right, the esteemed barrister said fart. More precisely, people like the smell of their own but can’t stand other peoples. Same goes for housing. We all love our own executive noddybox but can’t stand everyone else’s’. How right he is. Housing is indeed like farts!