About Us

About Us

ECE Planning is a Chartered Town Planning practice providing professional guidance, advice and delivery of projects that maximise development potential, operating throughout the UK from offices in Sussex and London. 

We are part of the ECE Group, comprising of ECE Architecture and ECE Westworks.

Established in 2011, our team of planning professionals benefit from many years of practical experience within both the public and private sectors. 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. Our team is managed by Chris Barker and Huw James.


Following a successful working relationship with ECE Architecture, Chris Barker set up ECE Planning in 2011. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the largest planning consultancies in Sussex, with a total of eleven staff, including nine qualified planners.

Awards & Accreditations

Take a look at a few awards we have acquired over the years!

Latest News

Practice and project news

Holland Road Appeal Granted

Another appeal allowed for ECE Planning, permitting the redevelopment of a previously developed site in the Brunswick Town Conservation Area, adjacent to Palmeira Yard, a striking Grade II Listed Building.ECE Planning working with ECE Architecture spent a considerable...

Shoreham Port Success

Our latest approval for the Dry Dock at Shoreham Port marks the fourth consecutive permission granted within the Port for ECE Planning. We have worked alongside ECE Architecture to secure permission for four stunning schemes and are proud to be a part of the ongoing...

Two Committee Approvals in One Day

We are thrilled to report that this week we have secured approval for two separate schemes at Planning Committee.Presented at Committee by Associate Planner, Ben Daines, ECE Planning secured unanimous approval for a planning application in Eastbourne to convert old...