42nd Joint Planning Law Conference, Oxford

Course details

  • Date  19 September 2014  -  21 September 2014
  • Time  1600 hours  -  1200 hours
  • Location  Oxford
  • Full venue address  New College, Balliol College and Oxford Union
  • CPD Hours  Up to 10 hours
  • Delegate Rate  Early Bird Fee until end of June 2014 £599+VAT for the conference; 2 nights' accommodation and breakfast at New College; lunch on Saturday at the Oxford Union; 2 conference black tie dinners with wines; refreshments; and conference documentation.

    Full fee (after June 2014) £639 + VAT
    Scholarship places and early bird fee available

  • Event Reference  JPLC
  • Event type  Residential Conference

    This residential conference ensures a unique opportunity to learn and socialise in an informal environment and in the wonderful grounds of Oxford University - New College (accommodation), Balliol College (dinners) and the Oxford Union debating chamber (conference).

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Early bird rate until the end of this month!

JPLC, Oxford - The Leading Annual Planning Law Conference [www.jplc.org]

Book your place now at the early bird fee of £599+VAT
for the conference; 2 nights' accommodation and breakfast at New College; lunch on Saturday at the Oxford Union; 2 conference black tie dinners with wines; refreshments; conference documentation and up to 10 hours cpd!

The Joint Planning Law Conference, Oxford is now in its 42nd year. Jointly organised by the Law Society, the Bar Council, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, it is attended by over 200 practitioners from the four key professions that specialise in town and country planning.

This residential conference ensures a unique opportunity to learn and socialise in an informal environment and in the wonderful grounds of Oxford University - New College (accommodation), Balliol College (dinners) and the Oxford Union debating chamber (conference).

The mix of speakers, delegates, committee members and official guests provides a rare opportunity to discuss topical issues facing the property industry with experts in the field throughout the weekend.

In addition to the presentations each speaker is required to produce a formal paper. These papers are widely used by delegates as seminal research in the field.

The conference is a not for profit event and is organised over the course of the year by a dedicated committee comprising representatives of the four professions. This ensures continually high quality and topical papers relevant to all.

Speakers and Topics

There will be papers on the following topics:

  • Heroes and Villains: Challenge & Protest in Planning How campaign groups are using public law to challenge proposed developments.Gita Parihar, Head of Legal, Friends of the Earth
  • Heroes and Villains: Challenge & Protest in Planning What developers and their advisers will have to do to meet the threat of challengeSimon Ricketts, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin LLP
  • Fit to Frack? Government is committed: what are the legal implications? Catherine Howard, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith FreehillsLLP
  • Delivering The Homes We Need – The Current State of Play The country is desperate for new housing: how can providers ensure that new homes are built? What are the factors preventing the construction of the houses the nation needs?
    Kate Davies, Chief Executive, Notting Hill Housing
  • Making the Past – Delivering the Future In the RTPI centenary year, an overview of the development of the town and country planning system in England and a view of how it needs to evolve to become the agent for achieving the development the nation needs, from the country’s pre-eminent academic/practitioner.
    Professor SirPeter Hall, Bartlett Professor of Planning and  Regeneration, UniversityCollege London
  • Local Heroes: Neighbourhood Planning in Practice. The view from Whitehall and the reality on the ground from a local authority perspective
    Ruth Stanier OBE, Director of Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government and John Walker, OperationalDirector Development Planning, Westminster City Council
  • Legal Update What have been the key issues emerging from cases over the past year?
    Richard Harwood OBE QC, Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • Guest Speaker Friday Night:
    Dr Hugh Ellis, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Guest Speaker Saturday night:
    Mitchell J. Silver FAICP, Commissioner, New York City Parks, Past American Planning Association President & Former Chief PlanningOfficier, Raleigh, North Carolina

REASONS TO ATTEND

  • The leading annual planning law conference
  • The only residential conference that is specifically targeted at barristers, lawyers, planners and surveyors
  • High quality speakers providing topical research papers
  • Opportunityto discuss experience with the best in the industry
  • Up to 10 hours CPD
  • Unique networking opportunity
  • Informal environment with practitioners