I read elsewhere that "getting in touch" required a structure something like "sich bei jemanden melden". I don't see "bei" here, how is that working?
Also, where does the "planning" come from?
I don't know about "melden", but "vorhaben" = "to plan".
sich bei jemandem melden = to get in touch with somebody
You can just drop "bei jemandem" (with somebody).
vorhaben = to plan