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Module

TCP3053 : Development Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Geoff Vigar
  • Lecturer: Mr Timothy Crawshaw
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

TThis module seeks to develop students’ knowledge of Development Management including knowledge of planning law, institutional frameworks, decision-making and the processes to which planners must adhere in their work. The management of development will be considered from a range of stakeholder viewpoints and will engage with external organisations to provide real-world perspectives. The module will also facilitate the application of that knowledge through the practical evaluation of issues surrounding planning applications. In addition, the module will encourage critical reflection of ongoing reforms to Development Management.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module is delivered in two parts:
•       Part one focuses on the development management process and begins to consider the application of that knowledge through real-world examples. Part one will be assessed through an essay to be submitted in week 6.
•       Part two moves towards critical reflection of real-world planning issues whereby students must analyse a planning application to prepare a case for an inquiry. Part two is assessed through a report to be submitted during the semester 2 assessment period.

Week 1: Introduction to module and Q&A [Module Talk]
      Introduction to DM [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: Relating to the White Paper [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]

Week 2: What is development and permitted development? [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group:       Tensions of deregulation and growth agendas [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Workshop: Analysing DM with external guest speaker

Week 3: Planning application requirements & DM Structure [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: Future of planning applications [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Workshop: Real-life case studies, planning applications

Week 4: Decision-making in DM [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: Development proposals and the White Paper [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Workshop: Decision-making with real case studies with external guest speaker

Week 5: Conditions, obligations and enforcement [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: Developer contributions and White Paper [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Drop-in session

Week 6: The future of DM and experiences from Covid-19 [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: DM reflections [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Workshop: Working through appeals with real examples

Week 7: Introduction to assessment, case study and Q&A [Module Talk]
      Introduction to planning inquiries [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Workshop: Analysing the case study [20 min video prep]

Week 8: Creating a planning inquiry case [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: Developing an argument [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Workshop: Inquiries with external guest speaker

Week 9: The future of appeals [3 x 20 min mini lectures]
      Discussion group: Reflection on appeals [Small group teaching + 20 min video prep]
      Drop-in session

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00Non-synchronous Using 20 minute videos to break up online content
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1110:00110:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Synchronous online Facilitated discussion groups linking lecture material to critical discussion o
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops81:008:00Synchronous PiP Mixture of working through real life case studies linked to lecture content and ext
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk21:002:00Synchronous online Introductory sessions linked to the two parts of the module (see syllabus)
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Non-synchronous lectures will be delivered through short 20 minute videos to break down the content and will provide information to students on planning legislation and processes.
Synchronous online module talks will be delivered at the beginning of the module to introduce the content and provide an opportunity for questions. Another module talk in week 7 will coincide with the commencement of part two of the module which moves focus to critical reflection and argumentation of a real case study.
Synchronous small group teaching will be delivered online and will directly link to the lecture content each week enabling an interactive critical discussion linking development management to the Future of Planning White Paper.
Synchronous PiP workshops will provide a mix of hands-on practical workshops considering real planning applications, aiming to help student apply the knowledge from lectures. In addition, three workshops will be developed with external speakers to provide different perspectives on development management – a key aim of the module.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M60Assessing students’ knowledge of the development management process and their ability to apply that to a case.
Report2M40Assessing students’ ability to prepare a case for support or objection as part of a complex planning case study
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment one:
The essay will replace a campus-based exam as this assessment does not translate to an open book, at home exam. The new assessment will be based on the exam content to assess students’ ability to apply their knowledge to a planning application case study and to critically reflect on the legal, political and administrative context (as in the learning outcomes)

Assessment two:
This report will replace a synchronous group presentation which is not suitable for online assessment due to the complexity and accessibility. The assessment will be an individual report where students prepare a case for support or objection of a planning application which will be based on a real-world case study. The report will be done in a way which mirrors the knowledge and skills required in planning appeals processes and will encourage students to engage with real-world planning evidence.

Reading Lists

Timetable