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John and I [have planned]/[are planning]/[plan] to go

All are fine. In other contexts the have planned would convey that their planning had been completed, as in We have planned it all out, so all that remains is to execute the plan successfully. But ...
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Does "by the time" mandate perfect constructions?

You've misinterpreted the rule. In a situation where someone does A before B, you would indeed use the perfect for A: He had cooked dinner by the time she came. Or in present tense (less natural but ...
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Present simple vs present continuous when describing a video

Present Simple vs Present continuous Where do we use these 2 tenses ? Ref Adventures with Grammar and Composition, Beena Sugatham. Oxford Printing Press. I.We use simple present tense:- to talk ...
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