Module Identifier RS13310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Alister Scott  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hour  
  Practical   9 Hours 3 x 3 hour  
Assessment Assignment   Learning outcomes 2 and 3   50%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3   50%  
  Resit assessment   Students who fail the module overall will be required to resit the examination and/or re-present coursework.    

Brief description

The legal and planning frameworks play a critical role in shaping the fabric of the countryside. Students need to understand how the legal and planning systems have developed and operate, and how various tools and instruments can be utilised to secure agreed objectives.

The module traces the conceptual development of planning and law and examines the key players and processes involved in implementation and enforcement with particular emphasis on countryside access and amenity. The practical applications of law and planning are applied to a range of different countryside situations.

Aims of the module

It is the intention that this module should enable students to identify the scope and nature of planning and legal systems as they apply to the countryside, understand the structure and organisation of legal and planning systems in the UK, and to examine the issues surrounding amenity and planning law.

Learning outcomes

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

Transferable skills

Skills which will be developed and assessed:

Independent project work
IT and information handling
Writing in an academic context
Oral discussion and presentation

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Nadin V and Cullingworth J B. (1997) Town and country planning in the UK. 12th. Routledge
Garner J F and Jones B L. (1997) Countryside Law. Shaw and Sons

Web Page/Sites
Scott A J. (2001) Planning material.