Core Module Information
Module title: Planning Law and Development Control (GA)

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

Module code: BSV08407
Module leader: Jeremy Strang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

The origins of town and country planning and emergence of the post war planning system, with particular reference to the development of public health, environmental, planning the beautiful and garden cities of the modernist movement. The development control system, making planning applications, planning consents, planning appeals, local development planning, public participation in development planning

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: explain the origins of town and country planning and emergence of the post war planning
System, with particular reference to the development of public health, environmental, planning the beautiful and garden cities of the modernist movement
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 pf planning laws;
LO4: Make a planning application for development subject to the current regulations on change of use and control of operations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jeremy Strang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

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 supported by case study material and examples drawn from planning applications, consents granted and planning appeals.



Formative Assessment:
The tutorials are used to discuss and reflect on planning decisions, consents granted and refused and on how a plan-led system provides a framework for planning decisions.

Summative Assessment:
Coursework 1 is an essay and shall ask you to reflect on the origins of the town and country planning system. Coursework 2 takes the form of a report designed to evaluate the student's understanding of the statutory planning system and the various planning policies and principles underlying the planning application process.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Other Work based learning 8
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1 4 , WORDS= 2000
Report 50 2, 3, 4 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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