10 credits at level HE4
This module relates the legal and statutory basis of British Planning to its procedures and practice. It provides an overview of the administrative procedures governing the Development Control process, including the evolution of the system, and examines the procedures involved in submitting and processing planning applications and related documents. It also considers the use made of Local and National policies in the formulation of development planning documents and decisions on planning applications.
Evolution of Public Health and Housing Reforms in the 19th Century;
Private and public controls and developments;
Suburbanisation and early 20th Century Planning Schemes;
The Compensation/Betterment issue;
The background to post-war Development Control
The 1947 Town and Country Planning Act and subsequent legislation.
Central Government Departments, legislation and policy;
Local Authority organisation and responsibilities;
Development Corporations, Quangos and other agencies.
Planning Application forms
Decision making processes
National and Local policies
Appeal and enforcement procedures;
Listed Building and Conservation Area consents
Learning sessions will consist of lectures together with case studies, study visits, and tutorials as appropriate.
Indicative learning hours: Lectures and tutorials - 28 hours
Case Studies/Study Visits - 17 hours
Coursework - 20 hours
Self-study, guided reading - 35 hours
TOTAL - 100 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the evolution of the modern Development Control system in its various forms.||Be able to identify and discuss the respective roles played by a range of social, economic and envrionmental factors in the evolution of the modern land-use planning and control system.|
|2.||Appreciate the role of Planning Controls in the context of Central and Local Government responsibilities, public involvement and the powers of other agencies.||Be able to examine and discuss the roles played governmental and non-governmental agencies in the operation of the land-use planning and control process.|
|3.||Develop an awareness of the role of Development Plan and other related documents in guiding and controlling development.||Be able to identify and examine the different forms of development plan and related documents and discuss their role in guiding and controlling development|
|4.||Develop an appreciation of the Procedures and Processes involved in the preparation, submission and consideration of planning applications and other forms of control documents.||Be able to discuss the role of development plan documents and other material considerations in the decision making processes of planning, incuding areas of control such as appeals and special conservation procedures|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Written assignment covering the main issues involved in the evolution of the planning system from the early 19th Century||Written Assignment based around practical issues of implementing current relevant areas of planning control|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Cullingworth, J & Nadin V (2006): Town and Country Planning in Britain (14th edition): Routledge, London
Hall, Peter (2002): Urban and Regional Planning (4th edition): Routledge London
Greed, Clara (2000): Introducing Planning, Athlone Press,
Gilg, Andrew W (2005): Planning in Britain, Sage Publications
Rydin, Yvonne, - Urban and Environmental Planning in the UK (2nd ed), 2003, Palgrave
Blowers, A & Evans (1997): Town Planning into the 21st Century, Routledge, London
Selman, Paul (1999): Environmental Planning (2nd edition), Sage Publications
Morris, Eleanor Smith (1997): British Planning and Urban Design, Longman, Harlow, Essex.
Moore, Victor (2005): A Practical Approach to Planning Law (9th edition), Blackstone Press
In addition, the following web-sites contain useful up to date information on current planning issues:
|Host Subject Group:||Built Environment|
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