PLAN E8001 - Planning & Development Control

Full Title:Planning & Development Control
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLAN E8001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:This module provides an introduction to the Planning and Development Legislation and Regulations in Ireland and other selected jurisdictions. Students will develop core communication and engagement skills required by the graduate to effectively participate in the planning process. Additionally, students will develop an informed understanding of the various perspectives of all participants in the planning and sustainable development process. Particular emphasis is placed on the administrative structures and procedures involved in all aspects of planning in Ireland and other selected jurisdictions.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain the existing administrative framework for planning in Ireland and other selected jurisdictions and identify the variety of agencies which have an involvement in planning issues.
  2. Interpret existing Planning & Development legislation as it relates to development.
  3. Recognise when planning permission is required, explain how to obtain permission and appeal against adverse decisions.
  4. Explain development management and control as it relates to protected structures.
  5. Prepare and present a planning appraisal report for development.
  6. Use technology and online resources to research, assess planning documentation, present and communicate with interested parties in the planning process.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The nature and evolution of planning
Planning Law
Planning & Development Legislation in Ireland and other countries/jurisdictions.
The Planning & Development System
Planning & Development Policies and Processes in Ireland and other countries/jurisdictions, Role Players involved in the Planning Process, Plans and Guidelines - Achieving Sustainable Development through Planning.
Development Control/Management
Planning application process, required documentation, submissions and observations, negotiations, appeals and inquiries. Exempted Development. Unauthorised Development and the Planning Enforcement Process.
Architectural Heritage
Protected Structures - Declarations, Exempted Development, Planning Permission, Functions and powers of the local authority under the Local Government Planning & Development Acts
Planning Appraisals
Site Appraisal and Analysis, Planning Report Content and Structure
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Letter prepared to advise a client on the planning issues relevant to a given case scenario 1,2 10.00 100 40 Week 2 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Prepare a Planning Application for building used in the Integrated Group Project module from Stage 2 of the Programme 1,2,3 25.00 100 40 Week 4 0
Continuous Assessment Planning Appeals Search 3,6 10.00 100 40 Week 6 0
Written Report Planning Appraisal Report for a selected case scenario, e.g. Site and Building from Stage 2 Integrated Group Project Module 5,6 25.00 100 40 Week 8 0
Essay An essay comparing an aspect of the Irish Planning & Development System with the Planning & Development System in another country/jurisdiction. 1,2,6 10.00 100 40 Week 10 0
Open-book Examination Two hour examination carried out in an open environment - e.g. Computer Laboratory where live searches can be carried out. Peer marking and review of answer scripts will also form parts of this assessment with final summative marks being moderated by the lecturer. 2,4,6 20.00 100 40 Week 12 120
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory-based Lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Lecturer facilitated tutorials based on simulated real-life scenarios 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Preparation for module examinations 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading Preparation for module tasks and assignments 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • DOE 2000, Local Government Planning and Development Act 2000, The Stationery Office, Dublin
  • DOE, Local Government Planning & Development Regulations 2001- 2013, The Stationery Office, Dublin
  • Grist, Dr. B 2013, An Introduction to Irish Planning Law, 2nd Ed., Institute of Public Administration Dublin, Ireland [ISBN: 978-1-904541-]
  • Newton, R. with Planning Aid England 2012, A Handy Guide to Planning in England, 2nd Ed., Urban Forum London, UK [ISBN: 978-0-9569096]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Simons, Garrett 2007, Planning & Development Law, 2nd Ed., Thomson Round Hall Dublin, Ireland [ISBN: 9781858004365]
  • Grist & Macken. 2003, Irish Planning Law Factbook, 3rd Ed., Thomson Round Hall Dublin, Ireland [ISBN: 9781858003573]
  • Crean, John 2002, Do you require Planning Permission - an illustrated guide, 2nd Ed., Thomson Round Hall Dublin, Ireland [ISBN: 1858002990]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

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DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 6 Mandatory
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658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 6 Mandatory