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The Joint Planning Law Conference for planning law professionals

The 48th conference will be held at New College Oxford on 11-13 September 2020 - Booking will open after Easter - sign up below to be part of the JPLC community
Programme Intro

The 2019 Conference

The annual Joint Planning Law Conference (the JPLC - known as 'the Oxford conference') will once again bring together leading experts from across the four key professions within planning.

The JPLC, often referred to as ‘the Oxford conference’, provides the setting for vibrant discussions covering the latest issues affecting the planning industry. It’s attended each year by town planners, chartered surveyors, solicitors, barristers and developers. If you’re interested in planning and environmental issues, you’ll be in good company.

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The Topics

  • Healthy Planning
  • Landscape led placemaking at scale
  • Shining a light on the BRE
  • Jointly Planning To Deliver
  • Environmental Law and Planning: The Road Ahead
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Legal Update

Expert Speakers

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Roger Madelin CBE
Roger Madelin CBE
Head of Canada Water Development, British Land
Sir Malcom Grant CBE
Sir Malcom Grant CBE
Former Chairman of NHS England, Chancellor of the University of York, past President and Provost of UCL and Former Editor of the Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice
Gordon Ingram
Gordon Ingram
Senior Partner, GIA
Annabel Graham Paul
Annabel Graham Paul
Barrister, Francis Taylor Building

Learn. Network. Enjoy.


The conference offers a full programme with presentations from high-quality speakers, followed by lively discussions. Ahead of their presentations, you will receive a copy of an original research paper prepared by each speaker. Not only will these papers help to aid debate and understanding but they will become valuable reference materials for your practice.


Known for its friendly atmosphere, the conference affords a rare opportunity for open and constructive debate among a diverse group of planning professionals at all stages in their careers. At the JPLC you can expect to expand your network, catch up with old friends and colleagues, and enjoy a genuine exchange of ideas.


Held in the stunning surroundings of Oxford, central accommodation is provided in the University’s New College and the conference activities take place in the Oxford Union Debating Chamber. The programme includes drinks receptions, two black-tie dinners and time to explore the beautiful city.


Download the 2019 brochure

Find out more about the 2019 conference by downloading the brochure in PDF format for more detailed information about the event.


Not sure this conference is the right fit for you?

Take a look through the website to get a flavour of what you can expect. If you are still not sure, please contact us at or call 07879 228775 and we'll be happy to discuss the event with you and answer any questions.