|Module Title||COUNTRYSIDE PLANNING|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Alister Scott|
|Assessment||Exam||Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3.||40%|
|Planning application exercise||Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3||60%|
The UK planning system plays a critical role in shaping the fabric of the countryside. Countryside managers need to understand how the planning system operates and how various planning tools can be utilised to secure agreed objectives.
The module traces the historical evolution of countryside and planning and examines the key players and participants in planning law, implementation and enforcement. The strengths, limitations and potential of British planning is examined in a practical context for countryside managers.
The evolution of British planning is identified and analysed.
a. The key historical influences on countryside planning are identified and assessed.
b. Relevant planning legislation is identified.
c. The future evolution of countryside planning is considered and evaluated.
Health and Public Sanitation
Scott Report, Barlow Report, Uthwatt Report, Dennison Report, Skeffington Report, EC. 1909 - 1991.
EC influences, Rio sustainability, integration.
The structure and operation of the planning system is identified and analysed.
a. The development plan process is identified and assessed.
b. The development control process is identified and assessed.
c. The influence of government, organisations and the public within the planning system is identified and evaluated.
d. The strengths and weaknesses of the planning system are evaluated.
Development Plans: Structure plans, Unitary development plans, Local plans.
Development Control: Planning application process - Decision making - Appeal - Enforcement.
Organisations' Influence: Policy planning guidance: Circulars, Statutory undertakers, Public participation, Pressure groups.
The planning tools available to the countryside planner are identified and applied.
a. The statutory planning tools within the planning system are identified and assessed.
b. The non statutory planning tools within the planning system are identified and assessed.
c. Techniques for public involvement in the planning system are identified and assessed.
For one planning application in a countryside location.
Statutory: designations, conditions, enforcement.
Non statutory: Agenda 21, Strategies, Agreements.
Public involvement: Planning for real, Jigso, major and minor elites, individual .