As long as you have your staples in place, you'll see progress. But a proper meal plan is a lot more than the checklist you mentioned.
Time and time again we see people intending to consume far more protein than what is actually good for them, because they have this notion that "the more, the better", and some buy in to the rumor that you should eat this many grams per pound of bodyweight. But even if you do balance your macronutrients properly, are you going to mind your micronutrients with the same care? Because you should. Micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. iron deficiency) is a very frequent problem. Not just for those who train, but for people in general who aren't educated on nutrition.
For that reason, a meal plan should come from your doctor, your trainer, your physical therapist, or an educated dietician. A meal plan should be made specifically for you, by someone who knows you, your body, your starting point, and your goals. In this case, the meal plan will meet your dietary requirements, and is a very good idea.
My comment about the harmful effects of protein should be backed up. In general, too much of any macronutrient will end up as fat. In the case of protein, it is first metabolized into amino acids and ammonia, whereby the leftover carbon is converted into glucose (see: Gluconeogenesis). If your cells, muscles and liver already have sufficient glucose, it is converted to fat and stored. Therefore, consuming excess protein can cause you to gain excess fat. The asker does not provide his intended numbers, but at worst, we had another asker intending to consume well over 300g per day.
On the subject of more direct harmfulness:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2826524 (specifically animal protein, so take this one with a pinch of salt)
On the topic of iron deficiency being common, it started with myself. I went to the doctor and got a blood test, and was told I was iron deficient. My doctor then told me it was quite common. So with a sample size of 1, it's 100% prevalent.
On a more serious note, I found this article claiming iron deficiency affects more than 25% worldwide. It's just an article, but it lists two credible sources:
And this is just iron deficiency alone.
I have not had the time to properly read through these studies in detail. Please let me know if there are reasons to doubt them. It's always possible that an article misrepresents studies.