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

Planning permission at Oakwood Court Care Home

ECE Planning are delighted to have assisted Sussex Housing & Care in gaining planning permission for a new 31 bedroom extension at their existing Oakwood Court care home in Haywards Heath. Planning permission was granted by Mid Sussex District Council Planning...

Planning Permission at Pelham Street, Brighton

We are delighted to have secured reserved matters planning approval on behalf of Osborne Developments for 135 new residential units, landscaping and access at Pelham Street in Brighton. The scheme features a mixture of one, two and three bed apartments as well as four...

ECE set to relocate to Bayside, Worthing

ECE Planning are delighted to announce our move to Bayside, one of West Sussex’s most highly anticipated developments.As part of our ongoing expansion plans and commitment to staff and growing client-base, the ECE Group Sussex studio will move from Goring-by-sea to a...