Context Planning Ltd is an independent practice providing informed advice and expertise on all areas of planning.


Delivering Planning
Solutions Effectively

Having worked in both the public and private sectors we have a detailed understanding and experience of how the planning system works. Furthermore we know when and how to engage with relevant decision makers to secure planning consent for development.

As the consultancy is small this allows us to be very competitive on pricing because we don’t have the overheads which larger companies have.

We pride ourselves on offering a very personalised service tailored to your needs as a client. At Context Planning you will have direct point of contact with one of the directors assisting you with your project rather than a junior consultant so you can be confident that the full breadth of our experience is being brought to bear on a case.

​The team is equipped to deal with a range of applications from the smallest household projects up to large scale strategic development.

Mark Reynolds Bsc(Hons) MSc MRTPI

Mark is the Managing Director and the founder of Context Planning Ltd. He has over 19 years’ experience within development management and he is a full member of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Before founding Context Planning Ltd, Mark has worked for Local Planning Authorities in Wiltshire and Somerset progressing from a Senior Planning Officer position to the Head of  Planning at Bath and North East Somerset where he managed a large multi-disciplinary team and  input into largest strategic projects across the district. Mark still retains involvement in public sector through regularly representing local councils at hearings and inquiries. Due to his diverse experience and strong technical knowledge, Mark is particularly strong at finding creative solutions that deliver positive development outcomes. He brings a unique perspective and deep understanding of planning system, both at local and national level.

Sasha Berezina BA(Hons) MA MRTPI IHBC

Sasha is a conservation-trained planner with over 12 years of experience in local planning authorities in Dorset and Somerset. Prior to taking on the role of a co-director of Context Planning Ltd, Sasha worked as a Senior Planning and Conservation Officer in Bath and North East Somerset Council handling a range of high-profile and complex planning and listed building applications across the district. She is a full chartered member of both Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Sasha is very experienced in heritage planning negotiations and has advised on multiple projects for the construction of new buildings in historic settings as well as the alteration and conversion of numerous statutorily listed and unlisted buildings.

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