This comprehensive yet concise textbook is the first to provide a focused, subject specific guide to planning practice and law. Giving students essential background and contextual information to planning’s statutory basis, the information is supported by practical and applied discussion to help students understand planning in the real world. The book is written in an accessible style, enabling students with little or no planning law knowledge to engage in the subject and develop the necessary level of understanding required for both professionally accredited and non-accredited courses in built environment subjects. The book will be of value to students on a range of built environment courses, particularly urban planning, architecture, environmental management and property-related programmes, as well as law and practice-orientated modules.
“An easily accessible way into the planning worlds of our UK nations for someone who is just starting their career in planning. Reasonably compact but also comprehensive it provides an overview of planning law and practice with an obvious link to the real world. Money worth spending” Harvey Pritchard, School of the Built Environment, Leeds Beckett University
"Planning students – and others - can sometimes find it difficult to engage with law texts on planning. ‘The Essential Guide to Planning Law’ speaks directly to planning students in a clear and concise way, giving them the confidence to engage with more complex legal material. The text also demonstrates experience and insight into what graduate planners need to know about planning, law and practice." Neil Harris, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
“Sheppard and colleagues have produced an extremely accessible planning book that considers planning law and its application. Written specifically for students on a variety of built environment courses, this text provides an ideal introduction to the statutory basis of planning practice and decision-making whilst unravelling the distinctive legal and policy arrangements that now characterise the devolved parts of the UK”. Nick Gallent, Head of the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
Adam Sheppard is Senior Lecturer of Urban Planning in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at UWE Bristol.
Deborah Peel is Emeritus Professor at the University of Dundee and Visiting Professor at the University of Wageningen.
Dr Heather Ritchie is Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Energy Policy in the School of the Built Environment, Ulster University.
Sophie Berry is a senior planning officer for the Newport City Council.
Foreword ~ Janet Askew;
Planning law in context;
The nature of planning law;
The development of planning law;
Planning, plans and policy in the devolved UK;
Core elements of planning law;
Development management: permissions, applications & permitted development;
Planning conditions, agreements & obligations;
Specialist planning arrangements;
Other forms of planning control & consent;
Planning appeals, Judicial Review (JR) & the ombudsman;
Reflections on planning law.