National Assembly for Wales v Condron and Miller Argent (South Wales) Ltd - bias - CA on 27.11.06
A planning committee gave planning permission for development of 400 hectares near Merthyr Tydfil. The day before the committee meeting, the chairman allegedly told an objector that he was "going to go with the report of the inspector" and approve the application. The objector claimed that this indicated unlawful bias, applied to the High Court and won an order quashing the planning permission. On appeal, the Court of Appeal has reinstated the planning permission. The chairman's comment went no further than indicating a predisposition to follow the inspector's report.