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.

From the Blog

30 Aug 2016

New Forest: Appeal dismissed for 2 houses deemed more harmful than an equestrian centre.

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This week (30th August 2016) we read with interest an appeal decision where an Inspector, refused permission at appeal for two new houses which he considered would be more harmful to the environment than an existing D2 Use, namely an Equestrian Centre.   The appeal was in the New Forest National Park where housing is […]

18 Aug 2016

Passivhaus design

ECA architects and planners have been very excited about being involved in a number of projects to develop dwellings to Passivhaus standards. We have achieved planning permission for a new dwelling in the north dorset countryside, currently undergoing detailed design to Passivhaus standards and we are embarking on a new project in Surrey for a […]

16 Aug 2016

Definition of Green Belt Villages

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We are preparing representations for a landowner of a Green Belt site and was interested to find some dialogue on Villages in the Green Belt, which I thought I would share on the BLOG! Paragraph 86 of the NPPF sets out how villages in the Green Belt should be treated and states that: – ‘If […]


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