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TCP8950 : Valuation and Appraisal for Planning

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Raymond Abdulai
  • Lecturer: Dr Jurgita Banyte
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


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 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       Valuation principles
3       Valuation techniques
4       Valuation issues
5       Development Appraisals
6       Development Appraisals Practical 8 Viability and Planning
9       Professional Practice
10       Conclusions

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00Lectures to introduce ideas
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Writing the report/essay
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading137:0037:00To support discussions and development of the assignment.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops111:0011:00Discussion sessions based on the topic of the week.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00To support development of the 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