National Assembly for Wales v Condron and Another: CA 27 Nov 2006

The objector had successfully challenged a planning decision saying that a remark by the chairman of the planning committee demonstrated bias and an effective pre-determination of the decision. The committee supported by the developer appealed.
Held: The appeal succeeded. The true test was set down in Porter v Magill. The words used remained consistent with merely a predispostion by the chairman to follow the inspector’s report, and the subsequent very full debate of the issues in the committee was relevant. The case should have been heard in Wales.
[2006] EWCA Civ 1573, Times 13-Dec-2006
England and Wales
Appeal fromCondron v National Assembly for Wales, Miller Argent (South Wales) Ltd Admn 21-Dec-2005
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CitedPorter and Weeks v Magill HL 13-Dec-2001
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Updated: 03 May 2021; Ref: scu.246687