Please view our 2017 programme below:
15 September 2017
Arrival and registration, New College. Tea will be available until 18:00.
Newcomers' tea with the committee 17:00 - 17:30.
Drinks reception in Cloisters at New College
Black tie dinner with keynote address by Helen Hayes (former town planner for 18 years) currently the Labour Party's Parliamentary Candidate in Dulwich and West Norwood. As Parliament has been dissolved in advance of the General Election on 8 June, there are no Members of Parliament. Any references to 'Member of Parliament' or 'MP' should be disregarded on this website.
16 September 2017
Chairman's introduction to the conference, Oxford Union
Opening address 'Doughnut Economics'
Kate Raworth, Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University and author of 'Doughnut Economics'
Planning beyond Brexit - Prof Janice Morphet, Visiting Professor, Bartlett School of Planning UCL
How will Brexit influence planning legislation and practice? What
will stay the same, what will be lost and what will be foregone?
Creating a better housing market - Nick Walkley, Chief Executive, Homes England
How will the new Homes England respond to the Housing
White Paper? An expert perspective on the products and partnerships needed to increase
construction and unlock the regeneration and growth of places.
Local authority planning in context - Kathryn Hall, Chief Executive, Mid Sussex District Council
How planning functions in practice as part of local
authority business. Key areas where planning issues affect, and are affected by, other
objectives. The likely future direction of planning within local authorities.
Breaking down the barriers to housing delivery - Christine Whitehead, Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, London School of Economics
What are the real barriers to building
enough homes? What role can land value capture play in financing more housing? Is finance
the major issue?
Compulsory purchase - between a rock and a hard place? - Lucy Thomas, Partner, Ashurst LLP The future for comprehensive
regeneration following Aylesbury. Balancing the public interest with the rights of the public.
Pimms reception - rest of the afternoon free
Optional historical and literary walking tour 'Art and Architecture'
Sweet & Maxwell Champagne Reception, New College
Black tie dinner with guest speaker Will Self, Writer and Professor of Contemporary Thought at Brunel University.
Late night entertainment
17 September 2017
Breakfast, New College
Chapel, New College
"And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges": What future for the historic
environment? - Dr Chris Miele, Senior Partner, Montagu Evans LLP Have policy and practice evolved to the point where there is now no place
which is not historic? Suggestions of how we might re-balance the scales between
conservation and growth.
Legal Update What have been the key issues emerging from cases over the past year?
Jenny Wigley, Barrister, No5 Chambers
Programme timings are meant as a guide line and are subject to change. A final programme with timings will be included in your joining instructions on registration.