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14-16 September 2018
New College Oxford

2018 Programme

Please view our 2018 programme below:

14 September 2018

Arrival/Registration/Tea. Newcomers' to the conference are welcomed to join the conference organising committee and fellow attendees at 1700-1745), New College
Drinks reception in Cloisters at New College
Black tie dinner with keynote address by Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Minister for Planning and Local Government, in New College Dining Hall

15 September 2018

Chairman's introduction to the conference, Trudi Elliott CBE, Oxford Union
Opening address: City Making: Many Hands, Over Time
A more creative and collaborative endeavour. Key players need to adapt and evolve.
Sir Terry Farrell CBE, Principal, Farrells
Putting the heart and soul into planning
A total place approach.
Jo Negrini, CEO, Croydon Council
Clean Air: Our Right But Whose Responsibility?
The implications of air quality for development and planning. What lessons can be learnt from the ClientEarth litigation and what might this mean for future development? How can local authorities and developers ensure compliance with air quality requirements?
Katie Nield, UK Clean Air Lawyer, ClientEarth
PINS and Needles - Good (and Bad) Practice at Appeals
The practical "dos and don'ts" of the appeal process. How does the Inspectorate work? What do Inspectors expect from the parties in written representations, and at hearings and inquiries? What makes a good advocate and planning witness? What are the common pitfalls of presenting a case, and how can participants avoid them?
Christine Thorby, Planning Inspectorate
Retail Therapy: The Future of High Streets Jeremy Collins, Property Director, Fenwick
Pimms reception - rest of the afternoon free
Optional historical walking tour
Sweet & Maxwell champagne reception, New College
Black tie dinner in New College Dining Hall.
Guest speaker: John Rhodes OBE, Quod - late night entertainment

16 September 2018

Breakfast, New College
Chapel, New College
Chairman's introduction, Oxford Union
Planning Act 2008, DCOs and Where we are Now
Ten years on, has the Planning Act 2008 worked?
Angus Walker, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Legal Update in a Post-Suffolk World
What have been the key issues emerging from cases over the past year?
Christopher Young QC, Barrister, No5 Chambers
Conference close

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.

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26 September 2017

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


Few things in life are certain. The only pleasurable one is the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference. Every September I always know that I will come away from the weekend having experienced (1) really top quality presentations by leaders in the planning field and which have been subjected to peer review in a way that really doesn't happen elsewhere (2) the opportunity to socialise with the majority of those in the planning and planning law professions at all levels in a completely non-hierarchic...

Partner, SJ Berwin LLP

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