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

Land to the rear of Wanderdown Road, Ovingdean

ECE Planning are pleased to report that we have successfully won an appeal for a scheme of 4 modern detached family homes on land to the rear of Wanderdown Road in Ovingdean.The Appeal Inspector stated:“I find that the proposal would create four well designed...

Covid-19 Response

We wanted to update all clients and colleagues on how ECE Planning will be approaching these uncertain times surrounding the ever changing COVID-19 situation.ECE Group are confident that we have a flexible infrastructure with robust and adaptable procedures in place...

Sussex County Cricket Club, Hove

ECE Planning are delighted to announce that resolution to grant planning permission has been received for the phased masterplan proposals for the Sussex County Cricket Ground in Hove.The proposals, in the form of a Hybrid Planning Application, include the...