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 Charity Cricket Event 2022

Last week ECE hosted a Charity Cricket Event for the third time at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove, raising over £5700 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. Fifteen teams entered the tournament and everyone played with great spirit, regardless of...

ECE Planning Cycle Event 2022

Following previous successful events in 2018/19, ECE Planning was this year able to recommence hosting another enjoyable day of cycling, followed by a well-deserved lunch and drinks at Slinfold Golf & Country Club.The day consisted of two separate circular routes;...

New Starter

Hot on the heels of two new starters earlier this summer, we have just welcomed another new Planning recruit!Jamie Wilkes is a Planner with over 4 years’ private sector experience working on planning applications across a range of local authorities. He is currently...