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TCP8950 : Valuation and Appraisal for Planning

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s):
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module will provide an introduction to the practical, legal and professional dimensions of the basic work of surveying in relation to planning and development. It will meet the requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in introducing students to key issues in the measurement and valuation of land and property and the production and understanding of development appraisals/viability assessments. These areas of skills and knowledge will be conveyed in the context of reflexive professional practice through case examples and exercises. The module will provide a forum for contextualizing knowledge of regulation and practice in the field of planning gained from other modules within a context of working within or alongside the surveying profession.

Outline Of Syllabus

1 Introduction and context
2 Measurement principles/ practical revisited
3 Valuation principles
4 Valuation techniques
5 Valuation issues
6 Development Appraisals
7 Development Appraisals Practical
8 Viability and Planning
9 Professional Practice
10 Conclusions

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials270:209:009 blocks of recorded content as 3 x 20-minute podcasts, over 9 teaching weeks
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Writing up of written exercise
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities12:302:30Exercises on data collection and analysis for property valuations
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00Small Group practical workshops (measurement and development appraisal practical). (PiP).
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading95:0045:00Reading list to be provided for each topic alongside recorded content to support learning and assess
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops91:009:00(PIP)Series of discussions regarding the practical exercises and workshops and relating to recorded
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk20:150:30Meet the students and explain activities and review of the module and discussion re assignment.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods are based around a series of learning outcomes that require students to learn and understand a series of technical and professional principles and then be able to contextualize these in relation to their practice. A template has been developed to cover the material which involves,

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M100Either an essay or Development Appraisal report of 2,500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written assignment is based on a case with information provided that the students must reach a professional judgement on based on the principles they have learned. This simulates the type of situation that students will face in industry.

Reading Lists