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.

Our planning expertise spans a number of different sectors, please find these categorised below:

History

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

ECE Charity Fundraising

ECE Charity Fundraising

ECE prides itself on being a socially responsible Practice with charity being a fundamental part of our culture. We have always been active in our charitable endeavours, but in 2022 we were keen to put in extra effort, especially following two years of legislative...

Sumners Ponds, Barns Green

Sumners Ponds, Barns Green

Horsham District Council's Planning Committee resolved to permit Full Planning Permission for the development of 32 dwellings and commercial space at Sumners Ponds in Barns Green. The Sumners Ponds site has been family-run for decades and they, along with the Parish...

Levelling Up or Opting Out?

Levelling Up or Opting Out?

We grow ever more concerned at the direction of travel taken by central Government in relation to housebuilding and planning more widely. Recent announcements by Michael Gove and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have already seen a...