Optimis is a dynamic, multi disciplinary team. We provide expert, innovative and flexible advice to landowners, developers, community groups, businesses and rural enterprises with an interest in land and property.

Our detailed knowledge of the planning and development industry and enthusiastic approach to achieve the best for our clients sets us apart from the competition.

We embrace localism and our approach to community engagement benefits local communities and our clients.

Not only do we strongly advocate engaging with the community in our professional advice, but as a company we are proud to invest in our local community, through sponsorship, fundraising and giving free advice to community groups.

“The team at Optimis are dynamic and highly professional, and offers a strong service to clients." Nick Raynsford, former Planning and Housing Minister and Chair of the Judging Panel (RTPI Awards 2017)


The client acquired a sensitive site with an outline consent that had been the topic of years of planning negotiation and in an area where an eloquent and vociferous community were deeply concerned by the nature, scale and dominance of the development for 1,300 dwellings.


Revised data have been published by PINS (Planning Inspectorate) in October 2018 providing the new timescales for handling appeals by Written Representations and Hearings which clearly confirm that these have lengthened since the start of the year.

Sir Oliver Letwin’s Review of ​‘build out rates’ was delivered on time as part of the Budget. The review was initiated by the Government with the aim to understanding why there is a gap between housing completions and the amount of land allocated or permissioned to build on in areas of high housing demand, and how this gap could be closed.

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providing assistance to developers and landowners