A warm welcome to our new team members


It is an exciting time at Plainview Planning and we are delighted to announce that 3 new team members have started at our Cheltenham and Chelmsford offices.


Raymond Cole has joined us as a Senior Planner, bringing his extensive knowledge and experience of town planning in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked in development management at both district and county council levels; provided 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 is a chartered member of the RTPI and will be bringing his superb analytical skills and keen eye for detail to our planning applications, appeals, hearings, inquiries and representations on draft development plans.

Abbie Clark is key to our team, and her role as Office Administrator will ensure we continue to run like clockwork! With a background in managing luxury apartments in Cheltenham, Abbie is used to delivering outstanding customer service, and provides our clients with a friendly, approachable and professional customer experience. Furthermore, she has a BA Hons degree in Journalism and Feature Writing, and will be keeping our social media channels up to date with all of Plainview’s exciting new and existing planning schemes.


Marcia Perkins has joined our Chelmsford office as a Planning Assistant, having studied Urban Planning and Management at Nottingham University. 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.

Having previously worked at Morgan Stanley in London, as a Client Relationship Manager & Business Analyst in the Investment Banking division, Marcia brings her analytical and research skills to the team, and is already adding value to client projects.

We are delighted to welcome Ray, Abbie and Marcia to our growing team and look forward to them helping our new and existing clients with their planning projects.

About us:

Plainview Planning consists of an experienced team of planning consultants. We provide considered planning consultant support to developer, commercial and householder projects across England. If your scheme requires planning consultant input, contact the team to see how we can best assist via