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Entries from October, 2020

Aurora Spotlights - October 2020

Aurora Spotlights - October 2020

With just a few days to go until the US presidential election, it’s hard to avoid any mention of Trump in the news. And this month’s Spotlights is no different, although we’re just looking at his planning interests here! For more on which, and on other planning news from October (including news on the planning status of donkeys!), read on…

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“Presumption is our natural and original malady” - Michel de Montaigne

“Presumption is our natural and original malady” - Michel de Montaigne

The presumption in favour of sustainable development is one of the most often quoted elements of Scottish Planning Policy (arguably, so often so as to have become meaningless). The Scottish Government has however been consulting on proposals to remove this, along with other policy changes, but will this actually address the malady that the presumption is thought to currently represent?

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