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15-17 September 2017
New College Oxford





Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the people in these productions are not necessarily the views and opinions of the organisations for which they work.


You can hear expert speakers recorded immediately after their presentations; talking about their key issues and the questions they were asked.

  • Yolanda Barnes, Director of World Research, Savills chaired by Rory Joyce 'State of the Nations'
  • Keith Holland, Intelligent Plans and Examinations chaired by Adrian Penfold OBE 'Local Plans: An Outside-In View'
  • James Fennell, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, chaired by Michael Humphries QC 'Would You Tell Me, Please, Which Way I Ought to Go from Here? Planning Reform: A View from the Coalface'
  • Rebecca Warren, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP chaired by Trudi Elliott CBE 'A Review of the Trend towards Greater Transparency and Public Access to Information in the Planning Arena with a Particular Focus on Viability Appraisals'
  • Richard Moules, Landmark Chambers chaired by Mary Cook 'Environmental Judicial Review: Pitfalls to Avoid'
  • Beverley Firth, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP chaired by Matthew White 'Interpretation of the Changes to CIL and Section 106 Legislation and Applying Practical Solutions to Speed up the Process and Improve Outcomes'
  • Pat Hayes, Executive Director, Regeneration & Housing, London Borough of Ealing chaired by Robert Evans 'Regenerating Public Housing: Lessons and Best Practice'
  • Richard Ground QC, Cornerstone Barristers chaired by Rupert Warren QC. Legal Update: the Key Issues Emerging from the Cases in the Last Year

To listen to the podcasts click below.


  • The Honourable Mr Justice Lindblom chaired by Rupert Warren QC, Landmark Chambers
  • Dame Kate Barker DBE, chaired by Adrian Penfold OBE, British Land
  • David Rudlin, URBED, chaired by Robert Evans, Argent LLP
  • Clare Fielding, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP and Mike Kiely, Planning Officers Society chaired by Duncan Field, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Nigel Hewitson, BrookStreet des Roches LLP and Dr Nigel Barker, Historic England, chaired by Paul Brown QC, Landmark Chambers
  • Saira Kabir Sheikh QC, Francis Taylor Building chaired by Claire Dutch, Hogan Lovells International LLP

To listen to the podcasts click below.


  • Gita Parihar & Jake White, Friends of the Earth
  • Simon Ricketts, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin LLP
  • Duncan Field, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Robert Evans, Argent
  • Rory Joyce, Brunel Planning
  • chaired by Michael Humphries QC

[this also contains voxpops from John Adams and Mark Underwood, Deloitte Real Estate, John Walker, Westminster City Council, Lisa Webb, Gerald Eve and Paul Hudson, The Planning Inspectorate].

  • Stephen Whale and Rupert Warren QC, Landmark Chambers

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

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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

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

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