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15-17 September 2017
New College Oxford

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.


2017 Programme

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:

  • Housing
  • Heritage
  • Brexit
  • CPO
  • Legal Update

2017 programme


2017 Speakers

Christine Whitehead Christine Whitehead
Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, London Sc...
Nick Walkley Nick Walkley
Chief Executive, Homes England
Kate Raworth Kate Raworth
Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental ...

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The 2017 brochure can be now be viewed online.

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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.

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Lord Garry Hart

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

Please use our online booking form to book a place on this year's conference. If you experience any problems or have any suggestions to make your booking process easier please let us know by emailing...

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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.

Networking Opportunities

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.

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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

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