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19-21 September 2014
New College Oxford
  • Exterior
  • Dining
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The Joint Planning Law Conference, Oxford.

The annual event for all planning professionals. An unrivalled chance to network with your peers and debate cutting edge issues.



  • Heroes and Villains: Challenge & Protest in Planning How campaign groups are using public law to challenge proposed developments.
  • Fit to Frack? The Government is committed to fracking: what are the legal implications?
  • Delivering The Homes We Need – The Current State of Play
  • Making the Past – Delivering the Future
  • Local Heroes: Neighbourhood Planning in Practice
  • Legal Update: What have been the key issues emerging from cases over the past year?
  • Black tie dinner with guest speaker Mitchell J. Silver FAICP, Commissioner, New York City Parks

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John Walker John Walker
Westminster City Council
Gita Parihar Gita Parihar
Friends of the Earth
Catherine Howard Catherine Howard
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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2014 - the final programme will be ready to download by next week!

10 April 2014

The website is currently being updated and the final programme/booking form available next week. We have held the prices this year at last year's rate and increased the cpd hours to 10! We look forw...

JPLC 2013 Is Looking For A Pianist- Grade 8 Or Above To Play At The Reception - Please Get in Touch.

29 July 2013

We are looking for a talented pianist (grade 8 or above) attending the conference to play the beautiful piano in the Master's Lodgings at Balliol during the reception on Friday evening (7pm to 8pm). P...

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Who Attends the Conference?

Jointly organised by the Law Society, the Bar Council, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute, it is attended by 200 practitioners from the four professions who specialise in town and country planning and professionals with an interest in planning and environmental issues.

Networking Opportunities

There are many opportunities for delegates to mingle and continue the debates at social receptions and over formal dinners in the Balliol College Dining Hall, Oxford.

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Early Bird Bookings

An early bird fee of £599 + VAT is available until the 27th June 2014, after that the fee is £639 + VAT. Scholarships are available.

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Relevant, interesting and challenging in equal measure, the conference combines high quality, topical content with a welcoming, friendly and highly sociable atmosphere.

Executive Director, Argent Group plc

The Oxford Planning Conference is an excellent opportunity to keep up, both with the new developments and thinking in a rapidly changing world and also with old friends and colleagues. It is a winning combination of education and sociability which I always make it a point to try not to miss.

Barrister, No 5 Chambers

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