Module title: Planning & Development 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08111
Module leader: Jeremy Strang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jeremy Strang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods (including their alignment with learning outcomes)
The module is taught thematically with each lecture providing an opportunity for the student to learn about key issues underlying planning and development. The lectures begin by setting out the administrative structure of planning and law regulating development. Each lecture is supported with case study material drawn from planning applications submitted to local planning authorities and development consents granted. The tutorials are used to reflect on the planning applications, the development consents granted and how to appeal adverse decisions. The tutorials will also reflect on how local development plans provide the framework for such planning and development decisions.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/ Scholarship Skills
The module shall assess the student's standards of communication, nous/commonsense and creativity demonstrated in answering the question(s) set.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The assessment takes the form of a report designed to evaluate the student's undertanding of the statutory planning system and knowledge of how to apply for development consent. The assessment is set for week 6 and is supported by tutorial classes and private tuition sessions designed to give the students an opportunity to plan their work, receive constructive criticism and act upon the comments received.

Research-teaching Linkages
As a report the assessment draws on literature found in statutory documents, text books and journal articles.

Supporting Equality and Diversity
Learning material provided over WebCT include: reading lists, lecture notes, power-point presentations and supporting essays. The essay assessment takes the form of a loosely structured question and provides sufficient content for students of diverse background and apptitude to address the issues in question.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 130
Independent Learning Guided independent study 8
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 40 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The development control system, making planning applications, planning consents, planning appeals, local development planning, public participation in development planning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: explain the origins of town and country planning and emergence of the post war planning system;
LO2: describe the strategies and policies underlying the current system of strategic planning and development management;
LO3: demonstrate an understanding of the planning application process, planning appeals and enforcement of planning laws.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV08111
Planning & Development 1