I live in a rural area of the UK and 15-20 years ago all was peaceful. What you would call 'quaint' old cottages, families who have been in the area for generations, village shops, and most involved in rural activities or knowing about them.
Then they started building houses, several crammed into one area with postage stamps for gardens, to pricey for locals to buy so sold as second homes or 'outsiders' move in.
They complain about anything and everything. Dive to fast on narrow single track roads, complain about old Tom's rooster crowing at dawn, complain about the ewes and lambs bleating to each other, complain about tractors on the roads, complain about cows being brought in for milking and holding them up.
This has been going on for many years. One farmer I knew had an estate built on some land he sold. The incomers complained as above. Then one summer when it was wet, he had the driers on to dry the harvest, they ran until 10 p.m. When the estate complained they were told that he could run them legally 24/7.
It was the start of a rural war!
Farmer took no notice of complaints and did all he could to annoy them whilst sticking to the letter of the law.
The final battle was when farmer rented out the field next to the houses for a four day pop festival! That sorted the complaints!