Green light for Aberdeen’s new mosque

Award-winning consultancy Aurora Planning has helped Aberdeen’s growing Muslim community secure permission to convert part of a former school into a mosque. The C-listed Frederick Street School was later used as office space by Aberdeen City Council but has lain empty for three years. Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (AMIC) will turn the building intoContinue reading “Green light for Aberdeen’s new mosque”

Niche planning consultancy takes off

An aviation expert has set up Scotland’s first planning consultancy for airport safety zones. Nyree Millar-Bell spent years as a senior manager with Edinburgh Airport assessing and at times objecting to planning applications that did not satisfy Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] rules. She now works solely with property, renewables and construction companies across Scotland thatContinue reading “Niche planning consultancy takes off”

Scottish firm bags top award

Scottish firm bags top award Owners of an innovative Aberdeen consultancy are celebrating after scooping a top national award. Aurora Planning Ltd was the only Scottish company to be recognised in the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021. Company founders Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson are delighted at winning theContinue reading “Scottish firm bags top award”

Planning experts call for intern action

Planning experts call for intern action By Patrick Barnham Founders of Aurora Planning Pippa Robertson and Maggie Bochel Owners of a Scottish consultancy firm are urging employers to nurture the next generation of planners to avoid a crisis in the profession.Directors of Aurora Planning Ltd in Aberdeen Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson insist action mustContinue reading “Planning experts call for intern action”

Scottish duo plan for success

Scottish duo plan for success By Patrick Barnham While many companies are struggling during the pandemic one Scottish small business is bucking the trend. In only three years Aurora Planning Ltd has taken on countless significant projects including securing planning permission for the first Scottish satellite launch site and advising ground-breaking community project Buchan CommunityContinue reading “Scottish duo plan for success”