ECA works in urban, rural and coastal locations across the south-west. We specialise in resolving complex planning issues and in the past year have gained planning permission for projects such as a (1) mixed use scheme including 280 flats in Southampton (2) a passivhaus in the open countryside (3) re-allocation of a substantial green belt site for education use. Our specialisms include schools and nurseries for the private and public sector and eco houses for individual clients.

We are able to offer a joint package of planning and architecture if needed and our sister company Edwards Covell Associates CIC is a registered Community Interest Company working on neighbourhood planning and creative consultation methods.

Our services include feasibility studies, planning applications, development plan representations, architecture, 3D visualisation, community planning. Take a look at our web site!

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Small Holdings

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Design: Crime Prevention Design

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Planning for Real & Trade

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Health Planning: Cemeteries

Health Planning: Health Centres

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Information Technology: Development Control Application Systems

Information Technology: GIS

Information Technology: Internet

Information Technology: Local Authority IT Guidance / Systems

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Markets

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Retail: Town Centre Management

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Cycle Ways

Transport: Traffic Management

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Countryside & Environment: Country Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Economic Development: Funding Applications

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Applications

Housing: Eco-Homes Assessments

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: BREEAM

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Conservation: Design Layout

Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Code for Sustainable Homes

Design: Architecture

Design: Implementation

Information Technology: CAD

Information Technology: Web & Graphic Design

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Transport: Travel Plans

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

Infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies

Infrastructure: Schools Planning

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Orders

Design: Townscape Impact Analysis

Design: Tall Buildings

Local Authority Services: Local Plan Making

Local & Strategic Planning: Duty to Cooperate

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Appraisal