Module Identifier LAM5910  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mrs Marion I Arnold  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Mrs Lillian Stevenson  

Brief description

The Town and Country Planning system, introduced in its current form just after the Second World War, provides a mechanism for the public, acting through its elected representatives, to make decisions on the use of land. The government'r espousal of the concept of sustainable development has added to the importance of the planning system. This module is concerned with the legal rules that regulate the democratic process of planning and, in particular, the development plan, planning consent and Environmental Impact Assessment. The student is invited to consider the relationship of the planning system to other types of environmental control, such as regulations for the control of pollution and to question the effectiveness of the system to deliver environmental objectives.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Blackhall, J.Cameron Planning Law and Practice edition 2r.e. . Cavendish Publishing 1859415725
Moore, Victor Practical Approach to Planning Law edition 7r.e. . Blackstone P. 1854318764
Law,Policy and Development in the Rural Environment Univ.Wales P. 0708314767

Web Page/Sites
Cases decided in the Court of Session
DETR Circular 02/99 Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental law review
Highland Regional Council
Journal of environmental law
Statutory Instruments
Summary of Part 1 of the Ceredigion Unitary Development Plan
** Supplementary Text
About EUR-Lex - the portal to European Union law
Help Guides for Lexis/Nexis
Help Guides for Westlaw
Introduction to Information Resources for Law Distance Learners
Locating full-text European Union case law via Lexis, Westlaw & EUR-Lex
Subject Information & Links for Law
UWA Electronic Journals
UWA Electronic Resources


This module is at CQFW Level 7