Court ruling prompts rethink on disclosure in public consultations

The Court of Appeal has held that the Environment Agency was wrong in not disclosing an internal scientific report during a public consultation for a controversial cement kiln process. The ruling largely upholds a 2005 High Court decision and will require the Agency to revise its disclosure procedures. But in this case, the Court of Appeal agreed that the procedural failure did not warrant quashing the Agency's decision.

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