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Make places not war

Make places not war

We recently had the pleasure of supporting JHPlanning’s conference on the implications of community asset transfer for property and planning professionals, which generated some great discussion on how community ownership of land and buildings can contribute to better placemaking. For a summary of some of the ideas put forward, read on below…

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Aurora Spotlights - June 2018

Aurora Spotlights - June 2018

Aurora Planning is now one year old, having celebrated our first birthday on the 13th of June!  We can’t believe how much has happened over the course of this year, and are very much looking forward to many more years ahead.  In relation to which, read on below for our Spotlights marking the start of year two…

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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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