|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours 2 hour written examination|
On successful completion of this module students should:-
- have gained a basic knowledge of the workings of the UK legal system and its relationship to European and international law;
- have gained a selected knowledge of the substantive legal framework that governs the regulation of the built and natural environment in the UK;
- have gained a selected knowledge of the Environmental Impact Assessment procedures that allows anticipated impacts on the built and natural environment to be considered;
- be able to detail the relationships between the conceptual frameworks that underpin environmental law and some of the resulting statute and case law;
- be able to demonstrate their ability to critically analyse the substance, structures and application of environmental law and Environmental Impact Assessments;
- be able to situate their knowledge of the legal rules and principles of UK environmental law within a wider legal and social context;
- be able, where appropriate, to appreciate comparative approaches to the regulation of the environment;
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties that arise in translating environmental and scientific issues into legal rules and principles.
In addition to gaining knowledge of substantive UK environmental law, the module will examine some of the underlying policy issues related to environmental protection. Students will be expected to develop critical perspectives on substantive legal issues by considering the complex social, economic and political context in which these rules and principles exist. Because the course is delivered solely by 22 x 1 hour lectures, students will be expected to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, and the issues it raises, through independent learning and research that builds upon the recommended readings provided.
- Law - Habitual Normative Behaviour, Legal Principles and Hierarchies of Rules
- Elements of the UK Legal System in its Social and Legal Context
- The Sources and Principles of Environmental Law
- Nuisance and The Historical Failure of Common Law to Protect the Environment
- Introduction to Institutional Arrangements, Environmental policies and Principles
- The Range of Legal Techniques Used in Environmental Law
- Pollution on Land
- Water Pollution
- Air Pollution
- Assessing the Effectiveness of Law in Terrestrial Habitat Conservation
- Approaches to the Conservation of the Marine Environment, and the Problems Encountered
- Planning law and environmental impact assessment
- Explaining the value of Environmental Impact Assessment
- Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment
- EIA in the UK - the difference between an ideal process and EIA regulations
- EIA - deciding whether it is necessary?
- EIA - deciding what issues should be covered?
- The Environmental Impact Statement
- Maintaining quality in Environmental Impact Assessment
- EIA methods - how can you do it?
- EIA outside the UK
- Strategic Environmental Assessment - the impacts of policies, plans and programmes
John Alder & David Wilkinson (1999) Environmental Law and Ethics Macmillan Primo search John Glasson, Riki Therivel & Andrew Chadwick (1999) Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment UCL Press Primo search John McEldowney and Sharon McEldowney (2001) Environmental Law & Regulation Blackstone Press Primo search Stuart Bell & Donald McGillivray (2000) Ball & Bell on environmental law: the law and policy relating to the protection of the environment Blackstone Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6