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Entries from August, 2020

Aurora Spotlights - August 2020

Aurora Spotlights - August 2020

Extreme weather events have again been in the news this month, with some devastating impacts. At the same time, our built environment needs to be resilient not just to a changing climate environmentally, but also socially, economically, and in terms of public health. And of course, planning is central to this. So, for what’s been happening in the world of planning this month, read on…

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Heart versus head: some insights from a planning committee clerk

Heart versus head: some insights from a planning committee clerk

We often describe planning as being more of an art than a science and so, for an insight into the planning decision making process, including what can sometimes be a tussle for Councillors between the heart and the head, we are delighted this month to have a guest blog from a former committee clerk. Here are his reflections from 3 years in a planning committee clerk’s chair.

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XUSA Mastermind session

XUSA Mastermind session

Lockdown has provided a great opportunity to participate in a number of on-line training and networking events and, this month, our Director Pippa is pleased to have been invited to participate in a Mastermind session organised by our client XUSA. This is one of a series of events held by XUSA to facilitate learning and development amongst their network…

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