Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3142: Environmental Law and Planning

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Essential Text Books:

Planning Law – A practical approach – Victor Moore (Oxford - 12th ed.) 

Bell and McGillivray and Pedersen, Environmental Law (Oxon, 8th ed, 2013)

J. McEldowney, and S. McEldowney, Environmental Law, (Pearson Education, 2010) 


Recommended Text Books: 
Coyle and Morrow, The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature, (Hart Publishing, 2004) 

Holder and Lee, Environmental Protection, Law and Policy, (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed, 2007) 

Holder and McGillivray, Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment: Law, Policy and Practice, (Routledge-Cavendish, 2008) 

Sands and Peel, Principles of International Environmental Law, (Cambridge University Press 3rd edn, 2003)  


Sample Journal Articles:

G.  Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons”, (1968), Science, 162, (3859), 1243 
Howarth, "The Progression towards Ecological Quality Standards" (2006), Journal of Environmental Law, 18 (1), 3 

MacRory, R. "Regulating in a Risky Environment" (2002), in Current Legal Problems, 54, 619

Rose, “The Comedy of the Commons: Commerce, Custom and Inherently Public

Property” (1986), University of Chicago Law Review, 53, 711 

Tromans, "Defining Recycling" (2004), Journal of Environmental Law 16 (1), 80