Greg Clark announced on 17 May that eight business groups had been selected as Business Neighbourhood Frontrunners to test out the Localism Bill proposals for business-led neighbourhood planning. Clark said that they will "work with local councils and community groups to prepare the planning and development framework to bring the right kind of development to their area. If these are later passed in a local referendum they will be adopted by the council." Later, on 2 June, he announced that a further 40 areas are to receive £20,000 towards developing their proposals.