NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) are well known for opposing new homes. Now a new breed of NIMBY has appeared in Kidlington – Not In My Badgers’ Yard.

The Government has been agreeing new laws to speed up the planning process, but conservation groups and environmentalists are still able to hold up new developments if they have genuine concerns about local wildlife.

Badgers have plenty of supporters right now so it is not surprising that the Kidlington sett has more than 1,000 supporters online.

But Mr Brock and his family should get ready to pack their bags because the protests are unlikely to stand in the way of development forever.