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

ECE Planning are moving!

   ECE Planning, alongside the Sussex ECE Architecture team, are moving to a fantastic new studio located on Worthing seafront.The new studio occupies the ground floor of the Bayside Horizon apartment building, next door to Splashpoint Leisure Centre.Key DatesFriday...

Roundstone Lane, Angmering

Full planning consent has been secured under delegated powers for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of 40no. new homes in Roundstone Lane, Angmering.At present, the site is occupied by a derelict planting nursery and shrubland, with several associated...

South Drive, Ferring

ECE Planning Managing Director Chris Barker attended Planning Committee last Wednesday to speak in favour of the remodelling of an existing dwelling in Ferring to create a 4no. bedroom dwelling with double garage.The architectural approach reflects the seaside...