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Planning Law: its decision making, practice and plans: Scotland, UK and international comparators.
A seminar based course on UK planning law. Planning or getting planning permission is regarded a risk factor in high profile projects, yet it brings together the regulation of design , development, social environmental, economic issues. Planning is at the forefront of public participation and community engagement and often has a political dimension.
This course will examine planning in context and its policy directions by the UK government. Multiple planning Acts have been augmented by case law and this will be considered under key topics of plans, planning permissions, sustainable development , community engagement conservation of the natural and built environment and planning for large infrastructure and master planning. A case study approach will be adopted with extensive UK examples and international comparators.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
Week 1: Introduction to Planning Law and its socio-economic and political context
Week 2: National Planning Policy Framework, Regional Strategies Local Development Plans and Neighbourhood Plans and their interpretation in law
Week 3: Local Field trip/ guest lecture
Week 4: Planning applications and the interpretation of decision making by the courts
Week 5: International comparators: Norway
Week 6: Planning and legal instruments to shape planning permissions
Week 7: Reading week
Week 8: reading week essay submission
Week 9: International comparators: USA
Week 10: Planning reform and the future direction of planning law
Week 11: Guest lecture
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2 x 2,500 word essay (50%) each
Resubmission of failed element(s)
500 word report
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Demonstrate the reasoning, research and communication skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise, evaluate, and critique relevant practices.|
|Procedural||Understand||Demonstrate an understanding of the specific and the wider regulatory framework for UK planning law.|
|Factual||Understand||Knowledge of key legal concepts|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Demonstrate research, analytical and evaluative skills by obtaining and utilising appropriate research materials on the regulation of the Planning Law and associated socio-legal issues|