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This document invites bids from mineral planning authorities for funding, at defined trigger points in the planning application process, to help them with the processing and consideration of shale planning applications.
The government recognises shale represents a new area for mineral planning authorities and that it will present complex and challenging issues for them in their processing of shale planning applications.
This prospectus sets out how mineral planning authorities can bid for funding to improve their capacity and capability to deal with shale planning applications.