Prince Charles’s private estate has won an appeal against a ruling that could have opened up its dealings to increased public scrutiny.

Representatives for the Duchy of Cornwall successfully challenged a decision that it is a “public authority” and must disclose environmental data about a controversial oyster farm it owns.

In November 2011, the estate was ordered to hand over information said to concern the environmental impact of the Port Navas farm in Cornwall to local campaigner Michael Bruton, who claims it is causing damage to the natural habitat.

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