R. v. Sec of State for Environment, ex p. Kirkstall Valley Campaign [1996]

Case concerned alleged bias
by members of an urban development corporation in relation to planning.
Sedley J acknowledged that
members of an elected or appointed body may well take up office with publicly
stated views on variety of policy issues.
This acceptable provided
prior view was legitimate and provided did not amount to pre-determination of
Issue of pre-determination
separate from that of bias.
Where bias alleged, Gough test applied.
[Shows that Gough test may apply not just to judges
but also to administrators.]