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

Norfolk Street, Worthing

ECE Planning Director Huw James attended Planning Committee last Wednesday to speak in favour of the residential redevelopment of a tightly constrained brownfield site comprising vacant workshop and storage units, located off Norfolk Street, Worthing.We are delighted...

Angell Sandpit, Storrington

Following a successful Planning Committee, attended by Associate Director Sam Sykes, we are delighted to have achieved unanimous approval for our client’s proposals for the development of their site at Angell Sandpit in Storrington.ECE Planning worked with our client,...

Sussex Heritage Trust Award Winners

ECE Planning Managing Director Chris Barker attended the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards yesterday where we were delighted to see two of our projects achieve the recognition they deserve.Ropemakers Academy, Reef Way in Hailsham won the 2021 Public & Community Award...