TCP8950 : Valuation and Appraisal for Planning

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 Institute of Chartered Surveyors in introducing students to key issues in the measurement and valuation of land and property and the production and understanding of development appraisals. 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 contextualising 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 (building on TCP8951)
3 Valuation principles
4 Valuation techniques
5 Valuation issues
6 Development Appraisals 1
7 Development Appraisals 2
8 Development Appraisals 3
9 Professional Practice
10 Conclusions

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical12:002:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Scheduled with lecture in 2 hour session
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery22:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00N/A
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 contextualise these in relation to their practice. The lectures and small group teaching are timetabled together in weekly 2 hour slots. The first hour of each slot consists of a lecture introducing key principles and the second hour consists of small group work examining case examples and small tasks guided by staff in order to contextualise those principles. A 2-hour practical allows for a ‘site visit’ to gain experience of measurement techniques.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M100A case written exercise includes calculations, recommendations and reflexive evaluation of key problems/issues. 2500 words max
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.

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