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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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The Planning (Scotland) Bill: under scrutiny

The Planning (Scotland) Bill: under scrutiny

Given that the Planning (Scotland) Bill appears to have stalled in its passage through the Scottish Parliament, we thought that it would be interesting to consider how the scrutiny of legislation works in Scotland.  So, this month we have a guest blog from Professor Hugh Bochel (yes, he is related!), who has a particular research interest in the workings of Scottish Parliament committees. 

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AGCC Property Sector Event

AGCC Property Sector Event

An introduction to the Planning (Scotland) Bill

Tuesday 16th April, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Property Network, 11.45am to 2pm, Spaces, Marischal Square, Aberdeen

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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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What makes architecture more than just a building?

What makes architecture more than just a building?

The power of architecture to effect is reported extensively in respect of the Guggenheim museum building in Bilbao and, on the opening of the V&A in Dundee in September last year, comparisons with Bilbao were inevitably drawn.  That said, a single iconic building shouldn’t be relied upon to be the catalyst for regeneration on its own.

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