About belap

belap was founded by Jacqueline Bennett and Kevin Bennett in 1991. We have 35 years’ experience in sport and recreation planning, and have provided these services to all local authorities in Devon and many more local authorities, other public sector bodies and private clients throughout the South West and the rest of the country.

belap is passionate about protecting and enhancing open space and sports facilities for local communities and for increasing the opportunities for everyone, particularly young people, to take part in sport and physical and fitness activities.

We work both independently and in partnership with other consultancies and groups, sharing research and information and exchanging ideas on good practice.

People's Park Tiverton: Bennett leisure and planning

The People’s Park in Tiverton, Devon

The range of facilities that we plan for encompasses all types of open space, sport and recreation facilities including:

  • parks and gardens
  • playing fields
  • outdoor facilities including artificial grass pitches
  • tennis courts and athletics tracks
  • footpaths and cycleways
  • outdoor gyms
  • children’s play areas
  • skate parks and BMX tracks
  • allotments
  • sports centres
  • swimming pools
  • specialist facilities such as indoor tennis centres
  • educational sports facilities
  • and lakes, rivers and the coast.

Our skills in audit and assessment of sites, research and consultation, data handling and analysis, report writing and data presentation and policy development can be applied to a variety of situations, and we are happy to discuss your requirements.

For more information on what we do see under the Planning, Research and Consultation and Education and Training pages, and the featured Case Studies.

Alternatively, please get in touch.