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We're all mad here: Damian Bates' observations on the planning system

We're all mad here: Damian Bates' observations on the planning system

We’re delighted to introduce our first guest blogger – Damian Bates, former Editor-in-Chief at Aberdeen Journals.  Following many years of reporting on planning in Aberdeen, Damian offers his observations on the Scottish planning system.  When he sent us a draft of this to review, his covering email was entitled “mad and crazy”; we weren’t quite sure if that was a reference to his writing or to the system he is writing about.  But he certainly provides food for thought!  For which, read on below… 

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Planning for chickens - a poultry matter?

Planning for chickens - a poultry matter?

Having recently adopted three chickens and built a run for them, the first question anyone who sees this asks is “do you have planning permission for that?”  Read on for the answer…

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Planning (Scotland) Bill - Last call for evidence

Planning (Scotland) Bill - Last call for evidence

With a week left to respond to the call for evidence on the Planning (Scotland) Bill, this is the last opportunity to shape the Scottish planning system into one that really delivers for us all.  On which, we wanted to briefly summarise our thoughts on the questions that the call for evidence asks (or some of them at least!).

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Hello and welcome to aurora planning! Having established ourselves as town and country planning advisors in 2017, with years of experience behind us, we would like to share some of our knowledge more widely through a monthly blog, of which this is the first.

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