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Goodwill payments: Do they benefit communities or bring planning into disrepute

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This briefing sets out the findings of CPRE’s investigation of a growing number of cases where developers of new wind farms are offering various forms of payments and benefits directly to local communities, as a means of overcoming opposition to development. CPRE believes that the practice is undermining public faith in planning, and that local communities could get a much better deal if developers are required to work through the planning process. We are calling for the Government to take a range of measures to stamp out the use of goodwill payments altogether.

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