10 credits at level HE5
This module is designed to provide an understanding of the planning and construction legislation relating to building works, together with associated statutory controls.
To instill an integrated approach to statutory control of development with an understanding of aspects of public sector law relating to use of land and property.
To develop a detailed understanding of statutory control relating to construction work
Planning Control (40%)
The role, function, statutory control and enforcement measures of the Town and Country Planning Acts. Development control policies, local plans and UDPs. Sustainable development issues will be will discussed and examined together with initiatives such as Local Agenda 21 and Best Practice in regeneration. Contaminated land and policy surrounding this issue will be explored. Conservation areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty will be discussed.
Building Control (40%)
The control and enforcement of construction work by the Building Act, Building Regulations and Codes of Practice with particular emphasis on commercial buildings. The process involved with the listing of buildings will be explored.
Associated Statutory Control of Building Works (20%)
Legislation regarding fire prevention; work to occupied premises; dilapidated/dangerous buildings; work to commercial premises; preservation of historical monuments; highways and drainage.
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, with tutorial work and individual attention for students as appropriate.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Tutorials 35 hours
Coursework Preparation 20 hours
Self Study 45 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 processes involved in developing a project from inception, through statutory control.||Identifies the processes and information required when preparing planning and building regulations applications.|
|2.||Understands development control policies, local plans and UDPs;||Analyses and evaluates planning and building control legislation|
|3.||Understand appeals procedures;||Identifies the processes and information required for planning and building regulations appeals|
|4.||Understand the processes in preparing planning and building regulations applications;||
Prepare planning and building regulations applications
|5.||Analyse and evaluate development control policies, local plans and UDPs;
||Analyse and evaluate development control policies, local plans and UDPs;|
|6.||Understand appeals procedures||Interpret legislation relating to the statutory control of development|
|7.||Have a basic understanding of how to complete the requisite forms.||Completes documentation for planning and building regulations submissions|
|8.||Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles and the application of the relevant techniques.||Produce drawings, details and specifications.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Project related case study||Written assignment 2000 words.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
The Building Regulations
The Planning Acts and Planning Policy Guidance Notes
Bryan, H., “Planning Applications and Appeals”, 1st Edition, 1996, Butterworth Heinemann.
Duxbury, RMC., “Planning Law and Procedure”, 10th Edition, 1996, Butterworth
Greed, C. “Introducing Town Planning”, 2nd Edition, 1996, Longman.
Greed, C. “Implementing Town Planning”, 1st Edition, 1995, Longman.
Denyer-Green, “Development and Planning Law”, 2nd Edition, Estates Gazette, London.
Moore, A., “A Practical Approach to Planning Law”, Blackwells, London.
Powell-Smith, V., & Billington, M. J. (1999) “The Building Regulations, Explained and Illustrated”, Blackwell science, London.
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