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, Huw James and Sam Sykes.
Our planning expertise spans a number of different sectors, please find these categorised below:
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!
Practice and project news
We are extremely proud to announce that ECE Planning and Adur & Worthing Councils project, The Bayside Development in Worthing, has WON the ‘Planning for Communities (large schemes of 50 or more)’ category of the Royal Town Planning Institute South East Awards for...
Last week ECE hosted our second Women in Construction Sussex event at Platf9rm, Hove. Following on from a successful first event in October 2022, six panelists, including ECE Planning Associate Director Sarah Hufford, were invited to share their experiences and...
We are excited to be hosting our second Women in Construction Sussex event on Thursday 18th May 2023 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Platf9rm, Hove. Join us for a welcome drink, followed by a panel discussion with 6 inspiring women, including ECE Planning Associate Director...