Not in my Back Yard is the seventh episode of the thirteenth series of the popular British crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired 12th January 2011.


A planning dispute turns to murder after a leading light in the Midsomer Conservation Society suspects her neighbours are involved in a money-making development scam. Political wrangling, burglaries and sexual liaisons abound in picturesque Great Pelfe - but why is someone driven to start killing?


A battle is raging in the village of Great Pelfe over the future of development in the village. Maureen Stubbs is a vocal advocate of maintaining the architectural and historical integrity of the village and at a recent house and garden tour, she accused James Otley and developer Geoff Rivers of setting out to destroy thew village with their proposal for a new housing development. When Stubbs is stabbed to death with a broken bottle that very night, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones have a murder to solve. Elections are forthcoming and pro-modernization candidate Norman Swanscombe is up against traditionalist conservation candidate Major David Walsh who accuses Swancsombe of having a hidden agenda. Two others in the village will die however before Barnaby gets to the bottom of it all.