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In more recent discussion of standing by the higher courts, the judiciary has been keen to emphasise the importance to the rule of law of allowing public law decisions to be challenged, even if the connection between the individual and the issue is not a personal or immediate one. Following similar principles set out in AXA General Insurance Ltd v Lord Advocate  UKSC 46, the Supreme Court in Walton v Scottish Ministers  UKSC 44 stressed that it was important that Mr Walton should have standing to challenge a proposed road scheme on environmental grounds, as he was the chair of a local organisation that had been formed specifically to oppose the road scheme and had appeared at the relevant inquiry.
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