Module Details

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Title PLANNING LAW & GOVERNANCE
Code ENVS348
Coordinator Dr TE Moore
Geography and Planning
Thomas.Moore@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To extend students’ knowledge of the governance, institutional and political contexts in which spatial planning operates within the UK and to examine the relationships between planners as professional and technical experts, clients, civil society and citizens.

To introduce current town and country planning legislation in England and Wales and to provide an overview of the law relating to the management of development in practice.

To develop students' ability to undertake independent research on a range of topics - specifically those relating to governance and planning law.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate and apply a knowledge and understanding of the administrative, legal and political context of planning in England

(LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate and apply a knowledge and understanding of legislation related to the management of development and the protection of the built and natural environment

(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate and apply the ability to apply the law in practice

(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate and apply an awareness of the practical considerations which must be taken into account by all those involved in the development management process.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S5) Information skills - Critical reading

(S6) Information skills - Evaluation

(S7) Information skills - Information accessing:[Locating relevant information] [Identifying and evaluating information sources]

(S8) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)


Syllabus

 

The module will focus on a number of overarching issues including the political nature of planning and the interrelationship between a wide range of actors and stakeholders in the English planning system today. It will also cover a number of topics related to specific aspects of planning and development management, including:

What can planning control?;
The planning application process, including the role of elected members;
Dealing with controversial issues;
Conservation planning;
Planning obligations and conditions;
Agricultural development;
Minerals and waste planning;
Appeals and enforcement.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           16

8

24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission.  Size: 2,000 word por    50       
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission.  Size: 2,000 word ess    50       

Recommended Texts

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