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Entries from March, 2018

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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Aurora Spotlights - March 2018

Aurora Spotlights - March 2018

Reflecting on a week in which heavy snow brought much of Scotland to a standstill, and how other countries plan for this, International Women’s Day yesterday found us reading about how Canada is looking at how to make their snow clearing policy gender balanced (something that is already done in Stockholm and other Scandinavian cities). Certainly some food for thought. Meanwhile, nothing in planning stands still for long so, for this month’s spotlights, read on…

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