Aurora Planning Limited is an award-winning town and country planning consultancy with a particular interest in renewable energy and emerging technology developments, and a drive to support projects that deliver social benefits. With clients across the country, we provide specialist advice on all aspects of the Scottish planning system, helping you navigate the often complex planning process, and working with other specialists as required to address all planning requirements.
In awarding us Small Planning Consultancy of the Year at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, the judges said:
“Aurora Planning stood out to the judges due to their impressive and inspiring scope of work… They have provided innovative solutions to unique projects, which has resulted in fantastic client feedback, and the judges liked their multi-disciplinary approach. The judges felt the team brought something different to the table and were blown away by their pro bono work in order to support local groups and the community. Aurora Planning epitomise who a small planning consultancy should be, balancing commercial success with social responsibility.”
With a wealth of experience in both local government and the private sector, including working with landowners, developers, community bodies and public and third sector organisations, we appreciate the issues which are important to all interested parties and are able to assist in addressing them upfront, facilitating smoother progress through the planning process as a result. This can range from providing high-level strategic advice at the early stages of a project, to managing planning applications through to determination and beyond.
As an independent director run consultancy, we have the expertise and flexibility to respond to project demands, ensuring that your work is prioritised when required and delivered to schedule.
We also believe that it is important for everyone to be able to engage effectively with the planning system, as this affects the places that we all live and work and play every day, and so we are happy to discuss reduced fees for community or voluntary organisations to assist wherever we can.
Our blog archive includes a monthly blog from the period January 2018 to December 2022, covering a range of subjects (from analysis of legislative changes, to answers to questions such as whether or not planning permission is needed for a backyard chicken coop…), plus a monthly Spotlights bulletin with a round-up of planning news from each month.
Our quarterly bulletin now focuses on planning matters relating to national policy and legislation, and the key sectors in which we operate, drawing on our combined planning and legal backgrounds to provide insights into relevant planning news items.
If there are any particular matters you’d like us to cover, please let us know and we’ll try to help!