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 Summer BBQ

Following nearly 18 months of social restrictions, the ECE Group, alongside everyone else, was extremely happy to welcome the lifting of restrictions on 19th July.As a practice we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this month and what better way to celebrate than...

ECE at 10

July 2021 marks 10 years of ECE GroupWe are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of ECE Planning and the ECE Group. It has been a fantastic decade for our award-winning practice that has grown from 38 people across Sussex and London to 90 people across London, Sussex...

Charity Fundraising

So far in 2021 ECE Planning have raised over £1200 for chosen charity Chestnut Tree House by participating in two fundraising events.ECE Planning Director, Huw James and Senior Planner, Becky Hoad both took on the Nurses Steps challenge in February, each completing a...