I asked Sandra if there was resistance and she said yes, but I don't think she understood what I meant. These buildings can be fortified and denfended. if they're going to put a price on the town then you guys have to up that price and force a very expensive eviction. It may not save the town but if they realise that these schemes will always be resisted then they simply give them up, I know, I've been there :-)
Impressive atmosphere in this post! We have here also a entire village which had to be relocated because of the construction of a dam. When it rains little, the submerged village reappears and causes a ghostly atmosphere, in addition to the pain of its former inhabitants.