Module Identifier RD21310  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Penri James  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   2 x 1 hour lectures per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 x 1 hour seminars  
  Other   2 x 4 hour visits  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment CASE STUDY To submit, evaluate and determine a planning application100%
Supplementary Assessment AS ABOVE To submit, evaluate and determine a planning application100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the planning system and how it has evolved

2. Examine the mechanisms available to influence the planning process

3. Evaluate the merits of an individual planning application.

4. Apply planning policies and tools to development control

Brief description

Planning and development controls play a critical role in influencing the built and protected environment in which we live. It is an activity that is controlled by a wide range of primary and secondary legislation, technical guidance, local planning policy and local planning practice. Students of the countryside require an understanding of the basic principles and how they are administered in practice, who are the major participants in influencing development control and how it directly affects communities and individuals within communities. This is a practical and vocational module that has students undertaking a planning assessment on a given area which will be in keeping with the principles of best professional practice. There will be interaction with the local planning authority. There is reference to statutory and non-statutory planning tools. By utilizing field situations and evaluating real-life planning issues the module will deliver realism and relevance in the countryside context. Skills of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation are developed within the framework of countryside protection and enhancement.


Module Skills

Problem_solving Difficulties with planning applications will have to be identified and application adjusted to conform with planning policy.  
Research skills Coursework will require the student to carry out an extensive desk study to integrate assessment problem with planning policy.  
Communication A professional standard of report that reflects local government practice will be required.  
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will need to draw on knowledge from a range of previous modules.  
Information Technology Students will be expected to make appropriate use of IT both to gather and present information.  
Personal Development and Career planning Skills acquired will be directly relevant to careers with a range of countryside organisations.  

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Moore, Victor A practical approach to Planning law Oxford University Press
** Recommended Consultation

Web Page/Sites


This module is at CQFW Level 5