We provide a professional, pragmatic and friendly service that is tailored to the needs of each client and project across all aspects of the planning system.


The key to any successful development is the maximisation of development potential coupled with minimal risk and exposure within the Planning System. Through combining our key skills in planning, architecture and urban design, our appraisals seek to identify practical and innovative solutions that address the bespoke opportunities and constraints associated with any development opportunity. 


With an ever increasing number of contentious planning applications being determined at Appeal, our experienced consultants are on hand to help guide you and your project through the rigours of the Appeal process. 

Borrowing from their extensive and proven track record of successfully gaining consent at Appeal for a broad range of projects that span a wide variety of development sectors, our team have a wealth of experience of successfully representing clients at Appeal Hearings and Public Inquires, as well as the preparation of robust and successful Written Statements.


Key to successfully unlocking such development opportunities presented by heritage assets are, the identification of the true heritage value of the asset, understanding the policy framework against which proposals will be determined and, the exploration of practical and innovative development solutions. Utilising their skills in planning, architecture and urban design and, experience in complex conservation matters, our experts can help secure development opportunities in very sensitive historic environments.

Local Plan Representations

The submission of formal representations to Local Planning Authorities, especially during the preparation of Local Development Plans, can unlock the development potential of a site through its promotion to the Local Planning Authority and its allocation within the Local Plan. However, representations to Local Planning Authorities are not only limited to the promotion of land but, can also include representations in relation to the Community Infrastructure Levy and a variety of other consultations.

Utilising their experience working with Local Development Plans and within Local Planning Authorities, our expert consultants are here to help promote your interests within the Planning System.


ECE Planning can not only provide the expert and high quality planning services delivered by our own skilled and experienced consultants but, can also work in conjunction with ECE Architecture to combine our planning and urban design expertise with the architectural and masterplanning knowledge and experience of ECE Architecture.

The practice therefore possesses the ability to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ that utilises this interdisciplinary relationship to maximise development potential of your project while reducing risk and exposure through the ‘in house’ provision of planning, urban design, masterplanning and architectural services, thus saving you time and money.