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Aurora Spotlights - July 2019

Aurora Spotlights - July 2019

Whereas much of the mainstream news can often feel a bit doom and gloom, it’s been great this month to see the extensive coverage of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, and other space stories connected to that.  Focusing on terrestrial planning matters though, here are some highlights of what’s been happening on the ground in Scotland this month.

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Aurora Spotlights - June 2019

Aurora Spotlights - June 2019

We can’t believe we’re half-way through 2019 already, and this month we celebrated our second birthday! Our thanks to everyone who has worked with us since we started out, we couldn’t have come this far without you – it’s been a great two years, and we’re very much looking forward to what the years ahead bring. Focusing on the present for now though, here’s our selection of planning highlights for this month.

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Aurora Spotlights - May 2019

Aurora Spotlights - May 2019

This time last year, our May Spotlights was co-written by our intern Lisa Crossan.  This year, we’re delighted to welcome another new face to the team, graduate planner Negar Maydanchi who is assisting us for four weeks.  So below is Negar’s pick of what’s of interest this month.

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Aurora Spotlights - April 2019

Aurora Spotlights - April 2019

April marks the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden and, with the National Trust for Scotland consulting on what new development (if any) would be acceptable near the site, and the Scottish Battlefields Trust suggesting that the land should be bought on “behalf of the nation” to safeguard it from any future development, we’re reminded of how often planning can feel like a battle for both developers and communities…  

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Aurora Spotlights - March 2019

Aurora Spotlights - March 2019

With Spring now officially underway and the prospect of longer warmer days ahead, many people will be looking forward to spending more time out of doors.  But the promise offered in the Planning Bill of a statutory requirement for local authorities to have up-to-date open space strategies which would deliver high quality open spaces for all to enjoy may need to wait for another day…

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Aurora Spotlights - February 2019

Aurora Spotlights - February 2019

February has been a month of extreme temperatures for us, from -18 degrees in Norway (for more on which see below) to +18 in Aberdeen earlier this week - which definitely sounds like the subject for a blog for the future….  But meanwhile, for some of this month’s planning highlights, read on…  

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Aurora Spotlights - January 2019

Aurora Spotlights - January 2019

This time last year, we issued our first ever blog! Now, turning our attention to the new year ahead, there’s a great deal on the horizon that we’re looking forward to… And, to kick things off, here’s our summary of some of the key planning matters from month one.

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Aurora Spotlights - December 2018

Aurora Spotlights - December 2018

It’s that time of year when the main thing on most people’s minds seems to be planning for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing happening in the world of town planning at the same time.  For some planning highlights amongst the Christmas lights from the past month, read on below…  

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Aurora Spotlights - November 2018

Aurora Spotlights - November 2018

November is the month of world town planning day (just in case anyone missed it…), the purpose of which is to celebrate planning and the positive role it plays in shaping the places we live.  On which, read on below for our summary of some key planning things to know about from this month…

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Aurora Spotlights - October 2018

Aurora Spotlights - October 2018

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, surely the one question on every planner’s mind is how do we plan good places for going guising???  For the answer to this and other planning highlights, read on below…

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