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.
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
UK Clean Air Lawyer, ClientEarth
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.
Always the best legal planning update of the year.
Dr Ashley Bowes, Cornerstone Barristers
Nicely paced, stimulating, relevant and sociable.
Giles Atkinson, 6 Pump Court
Busy practitioners can easily lose track of the welter of case law and the other changes to the planning system that accumulate each year. The JPLC is a great opportunity to catch up and reflect, in convivial company.
Simon Ricketts, Town Legal LLP
Simply the best annual planning conference around.
Michael Bedford QC, Cornerstone Barristers
Thought provoking and informative in equal measure.
Adrian Winkley, Lincolnshire County Council
The premiere planning law event of the year bringing all the main disciplines together.
Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning
Simply the best event of its kind - a must attend for those at the forefront of planning in England.
Matthew Dale-Harris Landmark Chambers
It is the key seminar of the year for planners and lawyers. Anyone serious about planning should make the time and effort to go.
Mike Hayes CBE, Michael Hayes Consulting Ltd
25 April 2018
Sign up early to book at the early bird fee.
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.
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.
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