Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 x 1 hour lectures
Seminars / Tutorials 3 x 1 hour
Practical 6 x 3 hour praticals


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Seen written examination  Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  80%
Semester Assessment Contributions to Class Discussions  20%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Outcomes assessed: All  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Critically assess the current state of the town and country planning system in Britain.

2. Assess the operation of the planning system with respect to the rural context

3. Analyse current research contributions to planning theory and practice

4. Evaluate current planning practice in a range of land use situations


The Land Use planning system has a profound impact on the management of the rural resource and it is important that students studying rural subjects are aware of the strengths and limitations of the system to secure its stated goals. A range of planning cases will be studied, together with a wider critique of the theories, models and discourse on the future direction of planning. The module will also review current research themes within the literature and examine the implications for future planning practice.

The aims of the module are:-
a. To evaluate the operation of the planning system in a wide range of land use contexts.
b. To appreciate current research themes in planning
c. To critically assess current planning theory and practice.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication The module will directly assess the ability to write for a specific purpose through a seen exam paper.


This module is at CQFW Level 6