Unit 5 Legal Statutory Responsibilities in Construction - Pearson Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment
Assignment - Planning and Building Control Legislation
Task 1: Explain the key legislation and agencies in the planning process.
Task 2: Explain how planning decisions are made and processes available to appeal and monitor them.
Task 3: Explain the key legislation and agencies in the building control process.
Task 4: Discuss how building decisions are determined and the processes available to appeal and monitor them.
Task 5: Analyse the role of planning systems and agencies in managing the development of land and buildings.
Task 6: Analyse the application of building regulations in low and medium rise residential and commercial buildings.
Task 7: Evaluate the impact of planning systems and building regulations agencies in managing the development of land and buildings.
Learning Outcome 1: Examine the process used to obtain planning permission for the construction and alteration of buildings.
Learning Outcome 2: Discuss the processes and regulations used to control design and to ensure safe buildings.
You are working for a civil engineering contracting company. Your employer has asked you to produce a report evaluating the Impact of Planning and Building Control legislation on the development of land and buildings for submission to the project team. The report is in two principal sections; these are:
First part of the report requires you to examine the processes required to gain all relevant planning consents for the development. To do this, you must explain the key legislation and the agents with the delegated responsibility for overseeing the planning process, and the procedures from application to consent granted including the appeals procedures. Your response should also analyse the planning system and the relevant agencies and how they manage development of land and buildings.
The second part of the report requires you to discuss the building control processes and regulations in place to ensure the design of buildings that are constructed appropriately and safe. Explain the key primary and secondary legislation and the role of the different controlling bodies discussing how they determine and control design and subsequent building work. Analyse how the building regulations will be applied for the different types of building on the project.
In conclusion the report should evaluate the impact of both planning and building control legislation in managing the development.
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