OUR TEAM

Catherine Hoyte Planning Manager

Catherine joined Plainview Planning following relocation from London where she worked in private planning and surveying consultancies, including Montagu Evans LLP.  She has extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams on a range of scheme types across the UK.  She has also advised on several large mixed use development schemes.

Andrew Ransome Planning Manager

Prior to joining Plainview Planning, Andrew provided bespoke planning advice to local authorities with a particular focus on policy evolvement and strategic development planning. He has also worked for both large public sector and private practice consultancies, including RPS Planning, where he project managed a number of large-scale residential and infrastructure projects.

Alexandra Eatough Senior Planner

With over 10 years’ consultancy experience, Alex is our Senior Planner. She has led on a wide range of projects from retail and commercial projects, mixed use, office and hotel schemes, to city centre and rural residential developments. Having previously worked in both London and Manchester on national projects for Deloitte, JLL and HOW Planning, Alex has a strong background in the public and private sectors, where she offered a range of advisory services to institutional investors, developers, government departments and retailers.

Raymond Cole Senior Planner

Ray has extensive experience of town planning in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including work in development management at both district and county council levels; planning consultancy services at two law firms; and planning for sport and recreation at the National Playing Fields Association (Fields in Trust) and Sport England. Ray deals with a wide variety of planning matters, bringing his keen eye for detail to planning applications, appeals, hearings, inquiries and representations on draft development plans. Ray is a chartered member of the RTPI.

Chris Moore Planner

Chris Joined our Cheltenham team in May 2015 after completing a Spatial Planning Masters (MRTPI) at Oxford Brookes University. He has extensive knowledge of Cheltenham, Oxford, London and their surrounding locales. He has previously worked for Oxfordshire County Council as an Assistant Transport Planner and is currently bringing his expert knowledge and eye for detail to our homeowner planning applications, certificate of lawfulness, residential/commercial changes of use and residential development applications.

Conor Layton Graduate Planner

Conor is our graduate planner and has a strong interest in sustainable development and conservation. He joins us from UWE where he completed his MSc in Urban Planning in 2018 and brings with him his superb research, presentation and report writing skills. He is experienced in ancillary uses, changes of use and reserved matters. In his free time Conor supports the mighty Reading FC, walks his dog Buster and loves his podcasts.

Marcia Perkins Planning Assistant

Marcia joined our Chelmsford office in July 2017, having studied Urban Planning and Management at Nottingham University. She previously worked at Morgan Stanley, in London, as a Client Relationship Manager & Business Analyst in the Investment Banking division. Marcia has plenty of local knowledge of the Essex environs and combines this with her passion for heritage buildings and green planning to add value to the team.

Caroline Court Operations Manager

Caroline heads up our Marketing Team with a focus on establishing and nurturing client relationships.   Previously based in London, she marketed new build student property and worked at Camargue PR on various schemes from eco-towns to container ports. She has an expanding knowledge of the heritage sector, having recently completed her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Abbie Clark Office Administrator

Abbie joined our Cheltenham team in October 2017 and has a background in managing luxury serviced apartments. She provides a friendly and professional administrative hand to our clients and the rest of the team. She has a BA Hons in Journalism and Feature Writing, and provides engaging, informative and relevant content on our website. She also keeps our social media channels up to date with any exciting Plainview projects. 

Ian Woodward-Court Founder & Director

Ian founded Plainview Planning in 2007 and has built up a strong, dynamic and multi-disciplined team who deliver results and value to all our clients. Ian trained as a surveyor with a BSc in Land Management, and then specialised in town planning with an MSc in Urban Planning & Development. He has previously worked for planning consultancies both within the UK and internationally, including Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners and Urbis JHD.

Emily Woodward-Court Co-Founder & Director

Emily co-founded Plainview back in 2007 and has been keeping the company running like clockwork ever since.