Blog and Bulletins

Which way ought I to go from here?

Which way ought I to go from here?

This month our guest blogger is our intern Lisa Crossan who, continuing our Alice in Wonderland theme, tells us in her own words why she wanted to become a planner.  It’s great that she’s been so inspired by her environment and wanting to make a positive difference to people’s lives within this, which is exactly what we believe planning should be about. We’re just hoping that a rather hectic month in the Aurora Planning office hasn’t put her off…!

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Planning Bill – Stage 1 report and recommendations

Planning Bill – Stage 1 report and recommendations

The Local Government and Communities Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill on 17 May, setting out their recommendations on the Bill to the Scottish Parliament. This is the culmination of the Committee’s deliberations on evidence presented to it from a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in the planning system in response to the Bill, the Stage 1 debate on which will take place in Parliament today (29 May).  And so, ahead of that debate, we wanted to share some of our thoughts on the Committee’s recommendations. 

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Aurora Spotlights - May 2018

Aurora Spotlights - May 2018

This month’s spotlights have been co-written by Lisa Crossan, who recently joined Aurora Planning for a four-week internship.  We’re delighted to welcome Lisa to the team, and to have her input in all aspects of Aurora’s work.  And so, without further ado, read on below to see what Lisa has picked out as particular highlights this month…

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Community Asset Transfer - Implications for property and planning

Community Asset Transfer - Implications for property and planning

We’re delighted to have been asked to support JHPlanning in delivering this half-day conference on 12 June on property and planning implications of Community Asset Transfer…

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ACVO Lunch and Learn - 10 May 2018

ACVO Lunch and Learn - 10 May 2018

Having recently joined the ACVO affiliates scheme, we’re excited to be offering a lunch and learn event at their offices on Thursday 10 May, giving an overview of the planning system and how people can engage and get their voices heard in this, as well as accessing support for taking forward community led development through community asset transfer and more…

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