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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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Choose your battles wisely

Choose your battles wisely

This time last year, our director Maggie took part in the Culloden Cycle Challenge, starting at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Unfortunately, planning can also often feel like a battle, with high stacks on both sides. On which, we look at what lessons might be learned from Culloden to ease the pain in these planning ‘battles’…

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Aurora Spotlights - September 2018

Aurora Spotlights - September 2018

In a month when Storm Ali caused significant disruption to travel across the UK, the question of how we plan for a changing climate is increasingly coming to the fore, as is the role of sustainable transport within that.  Pertinent to this, our September Spotlights looks at progress of the Transport (Scotland) Bill and the legal challenge facing the proposed new third runway at Heathrow, along with other key things that have been happening in planning this month, irrespective of the weather…

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V&A Dundee - Jam tomorrow

V&A Dundee - Jam tomorrow

The V&A, which opens this weekend, has certainly created a positive buzz about Dundee, but what does it really mean for the city? Read on to find out more and why, in the words of Alice in Wonderland, “there will be jam tomorrow”…

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SPEL 2018 Conference

SPEL 2018 Conference

Our director Pippa is very much looking forward to attending this years Scottish Planning and Environmental Law conference in Edinburgh, where she will be speaking about community empowerment and community rights to buy, with a particular focus on new provisions on acquiring abandoned and neglected land, and other routes to bring land back into active use. 

For further details and how to book, please read on…

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