The Essential Guide to Planning Law: Decision Making and practice in the UK

Adam Sheppard, Deborah Peel, Heather Ritchie, Sophie Berry

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)9781447324461
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2017


  • Planning Law
  • Development Management
  • Permitted Development
  • Enforcement
  • Specialist Planning Arrangements
  • Planning Appeals
  • Judicial Review
  • Planning Permission


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