The Court of Session has granted Scotland’s first ever planning-related Protective and Restricted Expenses Order in favour of Marco McGinty, a campaigner who sought judicial review of the inclusion of a port and power station development at Hunterston as a “national development” in the National Planning Framework 2. The Order is designed to ensure campaigners like Mr McGinty are not discouraged from challenging decisions due to potentially unlimited legal expenses. The Order limits Mr McGinty’s liability for the potential expenses of the respondents, the Scottish Ministers, to £30,000. An important aspect to this case, which justified such an order being made, is that the judicial review petition was regarded as being in the public interest, and not for Mr McGinty’s private gain.