The research for the Department for Transport (DfT) explored local residents’ attitudes and preferences for a Community Compensation Fund. This included gathering views on how it should be administered and governed, what use it should be put to, and, ultimately, the principles residents feel should govern decisions made about the development of a fund.
The research took place through a combination of three all-day deliberative events and 20 in-depth interviews, plus an initial workshop to pilot the research materials. Fieldwork was conducted between 3 October and 28 November 2018 across a range of different areas around Heathrow – Hounslow, Slough, and Egham for the deliberative events, Colnbrook, Richmond, Twickenham, Brentford, and Hammersmith for the in-depth interviews, and Ealing for the pilot workshop.
The report provides a summary of participants’ attitudes and includes suggestions for what a future Community Compensation Fund could look like. Further technical details are provided in the report appendices including the research materials.
The report is also available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-compensation-fund-social-and-behavioural-research