Our Services

A little about what we do.

Architecture Architecture

We are an RIBA chartered practice. We specialise in high-end residential one-off houses and house extensions; mid size mixed use retail/residential town centre developments; masterplans and visualisation work.

Planning Applications and Appeals Planning Applications and Appeals

We are a registered RTPI planning consultancy. We provide practical advice to public and private sector clients, with a good track record of achieving planning permission for a diverse range of challenging projects. We also undertake neighbourhood planning and development plan representations.

Pre-applications and appraisals Pre-applications and appraisals

Please get in touch for a FREE initial consultation with our architects and/or planners: Tel: 01202 675152 We will be happy to assist with any planning and/or architecture related query to progress your project.   Planning appraisals Initial work will often involve undertaking a site visit to assess the physical aspects of the site including: […]

From the Blog

17 Oct 2017

‘The ultimate marine residence’

ECA have been very excited to be involved in a local project within a stunning location on the edge of Poole harbour. Our client has described our designs as creating the ‘ultimate marine residence’ ! We have been very inspired by the use of a varying palette of materials including copper cladding timber louvres that […]

17 Oct 2017

Planning for the right homes in the right places

Autumn 2017: We have provided feedback to the RTPI on their response to the Government’s current consultation on a reform to the planning system. The latest reform seeks to increase the supply of new homes by assisting local authorities in managing growth. Here at ECA we are particularly interested in how neighbourhood planning groups can […]

9 Aug 2017

Permission in Principle

ECA planners have been very interested to read the latest guidance on Brownfield Land Registers (BLR) and Permission in Principle (PiP) and hear about the pilot Councils who have published their Brownfield Land Register. Particularly as Wigan is one of the Councils and their BLR includes a site we have been working on at ECA. […]


What our customers are saying.

  • “Martha always gives sound, well-considered advice and is a great person for working with other parties, especially community groups.  She explains the planning position clearly and simply, and listens carefully to what people say.  Also she is highly organised, which allows everyone involved to understand where they are in the process and what they are able to contribute; all helping consultations to proceed smoothly and efficiently.”
    - Charles Gardner, Matrix Partnership Ltd
  • “Thanks for all the hard work getting it through. Very tenacious! Its all greening up there now and looking nice”

    - Nick Taylor, The Cabin in Horsham
  • ECA worked extremely hard to give us a fantastic house. We love living in it and hugely enjoyed watching it emerge out of the ground.

    - Auriole Prince, Owner Knappings Barn