Module:Planning Law and Practice

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    William Leschallas
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

The module is structured around a logical sequence of stages addressing all components of Town & Country Planning and the development process in both rural and urban environments including the implications of contaminated land.

The emphasis will be on policy, law and how it is applied in practice as well as considering modern technologies. The module addresses the historic development of the Town and Country Planning system, administrative structures, the development process itself and factors affecting it.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the statutory Town and Country Planning system and its procedures.
  2. Interpret the legal framework that surrounds the planning system and how policies are developed.
  3. Apply this knowledge to provide practical guidance and advice to clients.
  4. Prepare and submit applications for planning permission working within the framework of the English Town and Country Planning system


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Submission of a planning report and advice to a client(s) including the provision of a draft planning application. (3000 words) 100%

Assessments may differ in 2021/22 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

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