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LAW8147 : Introduction to Planning law

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This course will introduce students to the law of town and country planning, and to its use as a tool of environmental management. The course will consider the mechanisms used in planning law to structure development and provide forward-looking strategies for environmental protection, including the use of planning conditions, planning agreements and planning gain. It will consider the law on development control, and the impact of environmental management techniques (such as EIA) and human rights legislation on the practice and law of planning. The course will look at judicial interpretation of the provisions for development control, and the role of the courts in controlling public bodies in the exercise of their planning powers.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Development plans and development control; the purposes of planning.

2. The law of development control; "development" defined; the need for planning permission.

3. Tools for environmental protection in planning – planning conditions, planning agreements and planning gain.

4. Human Rights, Planning and the Environment.

5. An assessment of the effectiveness and role of planning law in environmental protection.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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