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The Joint Planning Law Conference for planning law professionals

The 51st Oxford Planning Law Conference info coming soon.. Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September 2023.
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- If you/your organisation is interested in supporting the conference in way of sponsorship or supporting our 'next gen scheme' for 2023 please email for further details.
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Programme Intro

The Annual Conference

JPLC Oxford: Connecting the professions - dissecting the issues

The Joint Planning Law Conference (JPLC) – known as “The Oxford Conference” – brings together leading experts from across the four key professions in planning.

Attended each year by town planners, chartered surveyors, solicitors, barristers, and developers, with an interest in planning law and environmental issues, the 51st JPLC promises vibrant multi-disciplinary discussion on the latest issues affecting the planning industry. If you’re interested in planning and environmental issues, you’ll be in good company.

See the 2022 Programme

The Topics

  • 2023 Topics coming soon which will include the Legal Update Paper

Expert Speakers from 2022 Conference

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Hashi Mohamed
Hashi Mohamed
No5 Chambers
Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC
Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC
Joanna Averley
Joanna Averley
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Chief Planner
Kelvin MacDonald
Kelvin MacDonald
Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University
Senior Departmental Fellow

Learn. Network. Enjoy.


The conference offers a full programme with presentations from the leading speakers in their fields, followed by opportunities for questions and discussions. Each speaker prepares an original, in-depth research paper. Distributed first to JPLC delegates, these papers will be valuable reference materials for your practice.


Known for its friendly atmosphere, the conference affords a rare opportunity for open and constructive debate amongst diverse groups of planning professionals at all stages in their careers. Expand your network, catch up with old friends and colleagues, and enjoy a genuine exchange of ideas.


The JPLC is held in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford, with ensuite accommodation in the University’s New College and conference activities in the Oxford Union Debating Chamber. The programme includes drinks receptions, two dinners including a Black Tie Gala Dinner, and time to explore the city.

Download the 2022 brochure

Download the 2022 brochure

Find out more about the 2022 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.