Town and country planning services

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Aurora Planning Limited is an award-winning town and country planning consultancy, offering specialist advice on all aspects of the Scottish planning system. Based in Aberdeen, we guide clients from across the country through the often-complex planning process and tailor our services to meet your needs, whatever your aims and objectives.

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.”

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Our services

With a wealth of experience in both local government and the private sector, including working with individuals, developers, communities 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 making detailed representations on planning applications and appeals.

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Our work

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. So, as Affiliate members of ACVO, we are happy to discuss reduced fees for community or voluntary organisations to assist wherever we can.

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Blog / Bulletins

Our monthly blog covers a wide range of subjects with something for everyone interested in the planning system – from analysis of legislative changes, to answers to questions such as whether planning permission is needed for a backyard chicken coop…

Our Aurora Spotlights bulletins provide a round up of key planning matters happening each month, shining a light on planning news, consultations, decisions and more from across Scotland and other UK planning jurisdictions.

In doing this, we look to draw on our combined planning and legal backgrounds to give unique insights into the planning system, and making it more accessible than it often seems – so, if there are any particular topics you’d like us to cover, please let us know and we’ll try to help!

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