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14-16 September 2018
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.


2018 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:

  • City Making
  • Regeneration from a Local Authority Perspective
  • Air Quality
  • PINS and Needles – Good (and Bad) Practice at Appeals
  • Retail Therapy – The Future of the High Street
  • Ten years on, has the Planning Act 2008 worked?
  • Legal Update

2018 programme


2018 Speakers

Katie Nield Katie Nield
UK Clean Air Lawyer, ClientEarth
Sir Terry Farrell CBE Sir Terry Farrell CBE
Principal, Farrells
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Shadow Minister for Planning

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The 2018 brochure is available to view online.

Interactive Brochure


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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Booking is now open for 2018 Joint Planning Law Conference

25 April 2018

Sign up early to book at the early bird fee.

Please read our blogs page - we have a new blog from this year's conference

26 September 2017

A Scottish perspective on community participation in planning and other issues by Kate Houghton RTPI

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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.

Supporting Bodies

Early Bird Bookings

Early bird bookings will be available after Easter.

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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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Find out more about the 2018 conference by downloading the 2018 brochure or book now for this years event.

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