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.
In a year marked by uncertainty and volatility, this year's conference theme is the impact of disruption on planning. Our prestigious speakers will guide you through the key issues facing the planning industry today, including:
- Legal Update
Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, London Sc...
Chief Executive, Homes England
Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental ...
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You can hear last year's speakers recorded immediately after their presentations, talking about their key issues and the questions they were asked.
To listen to the podcasts click below.
What really sets this conference off from other events is the exploration of broader planning without losing sight of the legal context, as well as the opportunity to discuss developments with our peers outside of the talks. That, the friendly atmosphere, the opportunity to catch up with old friends and the setting makes it something special.
Simon Kelly, DAC Beachcroft LLP
My first time at what was an outstandingly, good and enjoyable conference. I will be back.
Clive Moys, Radcliffe Chambers
The JPLC is the only conference where you will get comprehensive access to all the disciplines and a wide range of speakers who are the leading experts in their field. It's a must for planners and surveyors as well as lawyers.
John Walker, Westminster City Council
This is and always has been the premier weekend event where you are brought up to speed with legislation, political thinking, and practice, and where you can meet and discuss with those who have similar interests as you; all in a collegiate atmosphere with good food and drink.
Andrew Warner, Chartered Surveyor
First class multi-disciplinary presentations that are insightful and thought provoking and often with and wit and humour; great conference accommodation and exceptional organisation and all within an historic university college setting.
Paul Collins Chair RICS Planning & Development Professional Group Nottingham Trent University School of Architecture, Design & the Built Environment
A wonderful opportunity to learn and socialise in a fantastic setting.
Ben Borthwick, Deloitte LLP
The best and most informed planning conference there is, with top quality speakers and attendees in beautiful surroundings.
Tom Dobson, Quod
Fantastic venue and consistently superb quality of speakers, the JPLC is a "must attend" for anyone currently involved with planning and development in the UK.
Dr Louise Brooke-Smith, Partner, Arcadis LLP, UK Head of Town Planning and Head of Social Value, RICS Past Global President (2014-15)
03 August 2017
Some of you may have already heard the very sad news that Garry Hart has died (3.8.2017) after a long illness. He was 77. Garry was a member of the JPLC Committee from 1976-1998 and chaired the confe...
10 May 2017
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Who Attends the Conference?
Jointly organised by members of 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.
There are many opportunities for delegates to mingle and continue the debates at social receptions and over formal dinners in the beautiful surroundings of New College, Oxford.
Early Bird Bookings
Early bird bookings will be available after Easter 2016.
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One of the best planning law conferences in the annual calendar - you can always expect speakers who are both erudite and entertaining, professional organisation and an unparalleled opportunity to network in the bar and disco!
Principal Solicitor, Environment Agency
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