Planning in Oxfordshire Conference

Past event

Monday 15 April 2024

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2JD

This event is free to attend and will take place in person at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2JD.


Industry specialists lead a comprehensive interactive appraisal of the big issues in Oxfordshire planning at the moment - vital for all developers, promoters, landowners and professionals acting on development in the county.

The conference aims to take stock of where we are and map out the likely way ahead in what is likely to be a challenging couple of years either side of a General Election.

Please note this event is taking place in person only and is not being recorded. Places are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date and time

Monday 15 April 2024 | 9:30 - 14:30


Free to attend




Attendees will be invited to arrive at 8.45am for registration and should be seated ahead of the conference which will start promptly at 9.30am.


8.45: Registration and breakfast pastries

9.30: Introduction by Chair – Rupert Warren KC

9.45: State of the Plans in Oxfordshire – main issues – Sasha White KC

10.00: Focus on Oxford City's emerging plan – issues – Chris Pattison, Managing Partner, Bidwells

10.15: National Policy and Oxfordshire - Richard Turney KC

10.30: The emerging plans in the rest of Oxfordshire – David Bainbridge, Planning Director, Savills

10.45: Panel discussion and questions – Rupert Warren KC, Sasha White KC, Richard Turney KC, Sophie Gibson, Chris Pattison and David Bainbridge.

11.15: Refreshment break

11.45: Appeal decisions and LPA issues across the county – Daniel Lampard, Senior Director, Lichfields

12.00: Delivering large schemes, Hillside issues – Melissa Murphy KC

12.15: Greener Oxfordshire: nutrients, water, biodiversity net gain – David Elvin KC

12.30: The future: Labour, Carbon, reform – Reuben Taylor KC

12.45: Panel discussion and questions – David Elvin KC, Reuben Taylor KC, Melissa Murphy KC, James Neill, Heather Sargent and Daniel Lampard.

13.15: Lunch and networking

14:30: Close

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