Maggie is a Chartered Town Planner, with over 28 years experience in planning, transportation and environmental functions in local government and the private sector. Maggie is also a vice-chair of Nestrans (the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland), a member of the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Policy Council and a Board member of Grampian Housing Association.
As Head of Planning and Sustainable Development at Aberdeen City Council for 10 years, Maggie has a proven track record of delivery, including an up-to-date development plan, major transport infrastructure projects and significant planning applications.
Her extensive experience across a range of Council services means that she is able to take a strategic approach to any planning issue and offer unique insights into local government processes and procedures, including playing a brokering role when negotiations have reached a deadlock.
Pippa is an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and spent a number of years as a solicitor working in environmental and planning law before moving into consultancy work with aurora planning. She has experience of acting for landowners, developers and third parties on a wide range of planning matters, from single houses to large scale mixed use developments. In addition, Pippa acts as an advisor for the Community Land Advisory Service, an impartial, collaborative service which helps communities and land managers gain satisfactory agreements on access to land.
Pippa's strengths lie in her forensic approach and attention to detail, whilst her legal background means that she is able to draft detailed heads of terms for legal agreements for our clients.