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LX4547: PLANNING LAW (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course examines the law relating to the highly political topic of urban and rural planning in Scotland. It considers it in the context of history, theory and international / EU developments. The law in Scotland is discussed in detail and examples of plans such as the National Planning Framework and controversial planning applications e.g. Menie Golf Course are drawn on to illustrate the law. There is a body of case law (both English and Scots), intricate legislative provisions and policy sources for all the key areas. Planning Law (Honours) mixes academic refection with practical knowledge.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Anne-Michelle Slater

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either LS2008 Property Law (Passed) or LS2027 The Law of Property (Passed)
  • One of LS2030 Supplementary Property Law (Passed) or LS3007 Conveyancing (Passed) or LS3027 Land Law (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS4547 Planning Law (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

a. To introduce the principles and the framework of the law of land use planning and regulation in Scotland. b. To provide an in-depth knowledge of the law and policy pertaining to key selected areas of importance in planning law in Scotland. c. To promote critical evaluation and analysis of these key areas of planning law.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

One 2,000 word essay (25%) and 3 hour examination (75%).

Formative Assessment

500 word report (MA Legal Studies only).



Course Learning Outcomes


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