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Postgraduate Course: Planning Law and Development Management (ARCH11130)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis module introduces the histories of the UK and Scottish planning systems and the theory that underpins current legislation and its roles in architectural and urban conservation . The Scottish planning system is contextualised internationally by looking at examples from other European countries and the USA.
Course description The aims of the course are, firstly, to provide a basic understanding of planning theory and process, particularly as it relates to architectural conservation, and secondly, to provide general and practical awareness of the issues of planning law, development management and the development processes which influence the design, control and implementation/delivery of architectural conservation. The mode of delivery of the course comprises lectures, tutorial/seminars, and case studies. Students are encouraged to share personal knowledge and experience from their own backgrounds, including international comparisons, as a stimulus to discussion and collective learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Pre-requisites


Prohibited combinations
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be by an individual essay based around a hypothetical scenario involving a real building.

This piece of work will enable students to satisfy all three learning outcomes. Course grades will be 100% based on this piece of work. Each learning outcome will be separately graded (and equally weighted).
Feedback Formative feedback:
Prior to introducing the assessment the course will involve analysis and discussion of a number of real world case studies which will allow testing of the students┐ understanding and the provision of verbal feedback on this.

Summative feedback:
Each student will be provided with written feedback on their submission along with their grades.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Display practical knowledge of the legislative tools of the planning process, and the role of local government and other key players in it.
  2. Display understanding of the Scottish Planning system in its historical context and in relation to international comparators.
  3. Understand and communicate the process of applying for consents for works to alter historic architectural and urban fabric in a country of his/her choice.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography:

Scottish Executive Planning Division (current), Web Site (including Scottish Planning Policies, National Planning Policy Guidelines, Planning Advice Notes), Scottish Executive, Edinburgh.
Scottish Executive Planning Division (2004), National Planning Framework for Scotland Scottish Executive, Edinburgh.
Brian Edwards (2005), The Rough Guide to Sustainability RIBA Enterprises, London. Historic Scotland (1998), Memorandum of Guidance on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas The Stationery Office, Edinburgh.
Scottish Executive (2001), A Policy on Architecture, Scottish Executive, Edinburgh. Various Structure and Local Plans.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Familiarity with the Scottish planning system.
Familiarity with the general international context of heritage planning management.
Ability to put regulation systems into practice.
Special Arrangements ARB criteria demonstrated in this module Communication 2.4a, 2.4b, 2.4d.
Course organiserDr Miles Glendinning
Tel: (0131 6)51 5789
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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