Module Identifier RS22410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Alister Scott  
Semester Semester 2  
Co-Requisite RS22510  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   40%  
  Assignment   Planning application case study   60%  

Aims of the module
The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the operation of the British planning system, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of procedures, legislation and tools.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

i) identify and analyse the structure and operation of the British planning system

ii) identify and apply planning tools to specific land use proposals

iii) assess the ability of the public to participate in and influence the planning process

iv) evaluate the effectiveness of the planning system in controlling and promoting development

Syllabus / Curriculum design
The module commences with an historical overview of British planning. The planning system lectures and practicals are divided into examining planning policy guidance notes, development plans, development control, planning tools, public participation and sustainability. Practicals and field visits allow students to familiarise themselves with planning documentation, proposals and public enquiries.

Reading Lists
Cullingworth, J B and Nadin, V. (1994) Town and country planning in Britain. 12th. Routledge
Department of the Environment. (1993) Enquiry into the planning system in North Cornwall. HMSA
Gilg, A W. (1991) Countryside planning policies for the 1990s. CABI
Le Las, W. (1987) Playing the public inquiry game. Osmosis
Dyfed County Council. (1990) Dyfed Structure Plan (including alterations). Dyfed CC