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

Tranquil Vale, Blackheath

ECE Planning were delighted to receive resolution to grant approval from Lewisham Planning Committee recently, for two new beautifully designed family homes in Blackheath, on behalf of Shaptor Capital.Designed by Gruff Architecture, the two contemporary new homes...

Committee Approvals

The ECE Planning team have been very busy at Planning Committee this week and we are delighted to have secured resolution to grant planning permission for three different schemes. This is the result of months of hard work, liaising with local authorities; balancing...

Colonnade House, Worthing

ECE Planning are delighted to report that Worthing Borough Council's Planning Committee gave the green light to rejuvenate historic Worthing building, Colonnade House, at a meeting last month.The approved proposals will see the demolition of Nos 2 and 3 and 5-7 High...