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Optimis Consulting

Limited Company | www.optimis-consulting.co.uk

16 St Cuthbert's Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3JG

Telephone: 01234 330624
Fax: 
Mobile: 07912 161105
Contact: Mr Justin Wickersham

Email: justin@optimis-consulting.co.uk

Website: www.optimis-consulting.co.uk

Bedford

16 St Cuthbert's Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3JG

Telephone: 01234 330624
Fax: 
Mobile: 07912 161105
Contact: Mr Justin Wickersham

Email: justin@optimis-consulting.co.uk

Mr Justin Wickersham LLB  [ E-mail ]

Agriculture

Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings

Business

Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices

Conservation

Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

Green Belt, Renewable Energy Sources, Wind Farms

Design

Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Viability Assessment

Employment

Distribution and Warehousing, Offices

Enforcement

Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Nursing Homes

Housing

Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments

Industrial

Light Industry, Service Industry, Site Design Layout

Infrastructure

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Duty to Cooperate

Legal

Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Overseas

Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Solar Power, Wind Power

Research

Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Retail

Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Shops

Tourism & Leisure

Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Hotels, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Joint Venture Partnerships, Rural & Village Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      2
Total Professional Staff      1
Chartered Town Planners      1
Conservation Professionals      1

Optimis is an award winning town planning and development consultancy providing a bespoke service to private and business clients delivering customer focussed, commercially sound advice.

Planning and development are intrinsically linked and this informs the basis of our approach. Our team has experience in the following areas,

  • planning applications and appeals
  • pre-applications advice
  • development appraisals
  • strategic land promotion
  • section 106 & CIL negotiations
  • community consultations
  • stakeholder agreement
  • 5 year land supply

Our broad area of expertise means that we are able to provide a holistic approach for our clients. We pride ourselves on being able to provide an approach to planning that also understands the development and commercial aspects. We are therefore able to look at a project in the round and take viability into account.

Optimis is therefore not only able to seek to obtain development planning permission, but we are able to work with our clients to get the best planning permission for their needs.