RE3DPP-Development and Planning Projects

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: RE3PDAF Property Development Appraisal and Finance and RE3REDP Real Estate Development Practice and RE3SUD Sustainability and Urban Design
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Chris Lloyd


Summary module description:
A multi project based module that introduces new skills whilst drawing together existing knowledge in 'Real world' development and planning scenarios. The module consists of two projects, that cover the different aspects of development and planning. In addition students will be required to undertake group work.

The module aims to equip students with a range of specialist knowledge and skills to enable them to engage effectively in the field of planning and development. It also aims to develop students' transferable skills including communication, team working, problem solving, business awareness, numeracy and the use of IT.

Assessable learning outcomes:
On completion of the module it is expected that students will be able to:

- Collect, analyse and evaluate complex, and often conflicting, information relating to property markets, public policies and the urban environment
- Identify and advise on development opportunities
- Set planning considerations in the wider context seen from the perspectives of developers, public authorities and the community
- Recognise the aesthetic, functional, social and environmental dimensions of site planning and urban design
- Analyse the physical constraints and opportunities of a site for development
- Recognise that the development process is affected by broad economic and social trends, and the resultant land requirements
- Assess the capacity of a site for development and prepare a basic master-plan for development
- Understand the procedural 'hurdles' that a property developer has to negotiate to pass through the process

Additional outcomes:
Students will develop their oral, written and graphic communication, team working, problem solving, business awareness, numeracy, IT and information handling skills and their career management skills.

Outline content:
This 40 credit module comprises of two projects and the CMS element:
- Project 1 – Planning (19 Credits): Individual project. Students will individually prepare a planning and/or a design strategy for a designated site/area

- Project 2 - The Group Development Project: (20 Credits): Undertaken as a group exercise (with some elements of individual work if required) in which teams of up between four and six students prepare a comprehensive development feasibility study, Includes:
o Site Analysis
o Market Research
o Planning Review / strategy
o Capacity studies
o Option Analysis
o Scheme design - schematic
o Development appraisal
o Recommendations

- CMS (1 Credit)

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Individual and team working with associated guidance and supervision from internal and external tutors and 'clients' and other contributors from practice.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 6 6 0
Seminars 6 6
Tutorials 0
Project Supervision 5 5
Practicals classes and workshops 8 8
External visits 8 8
Guided independent study 167 167
Total hours by term 200.00 200.00 0.00
Total hours for module 400.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 2.5
Project output other than dissertation 97.5

Other information on summative assessment:
Careers Management Skills (2.5%)
Projects (97.5%)

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at least 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Reassessment by coursework to be submitted on a predetermined date agreed by the examination board.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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