Planning consultancy to ‘refocus’ on emerging technology and renewables

Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson

AN award-winning Aberdeen planning consultancy has announced a ‘refocus’ of activities, with the business setting its sights on emerging technology and renewables infrastructure.

Aurora Planning’s founding directors Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson decided on the refocus as they embark on their sixth year in business.

Aurora was the only Scottish company recognised in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 when they won the Small Planning Consultancy of the Year category.

Maggie explained, “We’ve had the pleasure of working on a very diverse range of projects from securing the first planning permission for a vertical launch spaceport in the UK, to consents for home improvements which significantly improve the quality of life that the people living in those homes enjoy.

“We live and breath planning and have love every minute of the diversity of the work we’ve been involved in, but have now decided to focus on two core sectors.”

Pippa Robertson added, “As a new wave of technology and infrastructure comes we are there along with them ensuring the future of Scotland’s sustainability infrastructure. It’s really exciting to be part of building new frontiers and this reflects our commitment to ensuring that development delivers for tomorrow, as well as for today.

“At the same time, we will continue to support projects that deliver community and social benefits, including community-led development projects and charitable work.”