|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Neil Harris|
The module is designed to:
The module is delivered in both the Autumn and Spring semesters. The module comprises a series of lectures in the Autumn semester that primarily address matters of planning law, complemented by some interactive, workshop-style sessions. The material in the Spring semester is focused on understanding the planning policy framework and the practical operation of the development management system. At the end of the module students will have a good understanding of the British statutory planning system.
Learning and teaching comprises of:
Lectures will include opportunity for interaction and discussion, as well as scope for addressing current issues arising in professional media or live consultations.
The skills that will be practised in this module include:
This first part of the module is assessed by examination at the end of the Autumn semester. The second part of the module is assessed by one item of coursework to be completed in the Spring semester.
The examination for this module is scheduled for the end of the Autumn semester. The examination will assess students’ learning for all materials delivered in the Autumn semester, focusing on the planning law components of the module. It assesses students’ attainment of the first two learning outcomes for the module. The module also provides the opportunity to complete a formative, in-class assessment that is designed to support students’ learning and their preparation for the examination. Information will be supplied in scheduled sessions on preparing the formative assessment.
This assignment is designed to assess students’ ability to (a) analyse the interrelationship between the different components of the planning policy hierarchy, and (b) interpret the various factors, including formal policies, that are taken into account in an individual planning decision. Students will review a planning decision and/or appeal decision to evaluate the significance given to competing considerations in reaching a decision.
This assignment is to be undertaken in the Spring semester and a brief will be issued at the beginning of the Spring semester.
A student failing the examination will have opportunity to sit a further examination paper during the summer. A student failing the coursework will have an opportunity to resubmit the coursework during the summer.
|Examination - Autumn Semester||50||
Planning Law And Practice
Coursework - 2000 Words
The key textbook for this module is Moore, V. 2010. A Practical Approach to Planning Law. Eleventh edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Additional academic reading relevant to individual lectures or workshops will be issued in a separate reading list in that session.
Policy and practice materials will also be used to supplement academic materials. This material is easily accessible via government and related websites and accessed via selected links through Learning Central. References to this material will be issued in individual sessions.
Key additional resources include the Journal of Planning and Environment Law and the Encyclopaedia of Planning Law and Practice. Additional online resources for accessing case law materials will be introduced to students in the module.