LAW8147 : Introduction to Planning law
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Christopher Rodgers
- Demonstrator: Mrs Anna McClean
- Lecturer: Dr Emma Lees
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
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.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||2:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||80||1:00||80:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used to introduce students to the key concepts in development planning and development control. Lectures will also provide a forum for students to discuss issues in greater depth and to develop subject specific and generic skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
• Tests students ability to deal with complex legal concepts and their understanding of the role of planning law in implementing environmental protection.
• Tests students understanding of the problems of implementing EU environmental law, using planning law as a paradigm example of environmental management.