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Moot Planning and Environment Court

In this intensive (practical) students are given the opportunity to debate a development application for a Material Change of Use (MCU) for land in a moot court situation with an expert guest sitting as judge.

Different stakeholder groups of students and expert witnesses are presented by different groups of students; each student is expected to deliver part of their group’s arguments. The morning is spent on preparing the case and the hearing takes place in the afternoon. Depending on the case selected arguments for and against will be based on a range of environmental, social or economic issues.