Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed an appeal against the refusal to quash a planning decision of the defendant Secretary of State. While there had been a technical breach of the rules of natural justice in respect of a conversation between the Minister to whom the decision had been delegated and the Member of Parliament for the constituency in which the proposed development was located, that breach had not made any difference to the ultimate decision and did not justify quashing it. Further, there had been no apparent bias on the part of the Minister.