|Module Title||COUNTRYSIDE LAW|
Aims of the module
To enable the students to identify and evaluate the source, development, implementation and enforcement of countryside law.
On completion of the module the students will be able to:
1. Discuss the sources and development of countryside law
2. Identify the range of legal approaches for regulation of public access, recreation, wildlife resources and pollution control
3. Analyse the implementation and enforcement of countryside law
Syllabus / Curriculum design
The historical development of the legal framework within which countryside management operates is examined followed by an analysis of the factors influencing sources and development of countryside law. The influence of the EU on nature conservation law is analysed and evaluated through the assignment. The range of legal approaches for regulating countryside management are critically appraised. Key areas of public access, recreation, cultural heritage, land and water resources, wildlife, game and pollution control are addressed. The agencies and their role in implementation and enforcement are analysed. The strengths, limitations and potential of all aspects of countryside law are examined in a practical context with reference to case studies and examples.
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