Module: Planning Theory 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

  • Planning and Development: principles, regulation and practice
  • The land conversion process: players, ambitions and constraints;
  • Spatial Planning: its origins, development and modern plan making within the national framework;
  • The Development management process, including plan compliance, applications and appeals

Module outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate critical and applied  knowledge of planning theory, law and process relating to the UK
  • Articulate sustainability issues
  • Provide sound advice which integrates multiple considerations
  • Integrate their knowledge to make judgments and recommendations
  • Display initiative, team-working, inter-personal skills and an ability to behave ethically and reflectively 


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Project 100%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of the following:

  • Cullingworth, B., Nadin, V, Hart, T, Davoudi, S.,Pendlebury, J., Vigar, G., Wells,D, and Townshend, T (2014) Town and Country Planning in the UK Routledge
  • Greed, C. and Johnson, D. (2014) Planning in the UK Palgrave Macmillan (Chapters 1 and 4)
  • Wilkinson, S. Sayce, S. and Christensen (2015) Developing Property Sustainably Routledge

Supporting texts