our team

Collective Planning offers a variety of specialist services to clients. We offer services in a refreshingly  creative, innovative and commercial way, ensuring every potential opportunity is maximised.

John Ferguson BSc (Hons), PG DIP TP, MRTPI 


John has 10 years of experience in private practice and has a successful track record of delivering major planning permissions for complex sites.


John is constantly finding angles to push planning boundaries and is currently working on a number of innovative projects across the live, work and play sectors, including co-living, modular housing and pop-up food and drink markets.


John successfully secured the first communal warehouse living planning policy in London, which allows a new form of communal and creative live/work spaces in former warehouses. He is passionate about high quality design, creativity and the role of the built environment in promoting wellbeing.


John identified a gap in the market for a planning consultancy that is distinctive in pursuing creativity and excellence, whilst offering a personal touch. This led him to found Collective Planning in 2016. The independent consultancy is characterised by its values of innovation, excellence, relationship and integrity.


Outside of work John loves the outdoors and enjoys cycling, skiing and cold-water swimming.  

 e: john@collectiveplanning.co.uk 

 m: +44 (0)7713 627 094 

Mark Wiseman BA (Hons), MA 

Senior Planner

Mark has 5 years town planning experience and has been involved with a diverse array of projects across the residential, commercial and retail sectors. Working at Collective Planning since near its inception, he is dedicated to forming lasting and collaborative relationships with the clients he works with.


Mark graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Geography and obtained a Masters in Planning Policy and Practice from Southbank University in 2015. He is working towards full membership of the RTPI.


Mark is a keen traveller and took time away from Collective Planning in 2019 to explore south-east Asia and Australasia. He is also a dog lover, and enjoys dancing, playing football, and golf in the summer.

 e: mark@collectiveplanning.co.uk 

 m: +44 (0)7841 017 062