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Free BALPPA Member Helplines

BALPPA have arranged for Members to obtain 1 hours worth of free legal and planning assistance with experts in the leisure park, pier, FEC and visitor attraction sector.

If any Members would like to suggest additional helplines, please contact the BALPPA Secretariat.

Free HR & Employment law helpline from Schofield & Associates

Schofield & Associates are an award winning, specialist, employment law & HR provider, with particular expertise within the leisure, tourism and visitor attraction sector. They are offering all BALPPA members 60 minutes of free advice for any HR and employment law matters. Please contact Charlotte Cooper on 01564 739 103 or email her on charlotte.cooper@schofieldandassociates.co.uk, introducing yourself as a BALPPA member.

Planning & Development Helpline

RPS Planning & Development will offer all BALPPA members one hour’s free advice in relation to planning issues affecting visitor attractions.

RPS is the UK’s leading planning consultancy with more than 120 chartered planning professionals. In the recent RTPI planning survey, RPS was rated the largest planning consultancy in tourism and leisure, acting for numerous members of BALPPA in all areas of planning and development.

The services RPS provide include everything from dealing with planning issues such as appeals and enforcement notices, right through to the submission of planning applications for new developments and representations to emerging development plans to ensure suitable recognition of sites.

They are also specialists in permitted development rights for amusement parks and achieving planning permission for complementary developments at visitor attractions, such as holiday lodges, hotels and casinos. They also have landscape, ecology, transport, archaeology, drainage, environmental and master planning specialists in-house.

For planning advice please call Nick Laister on 01235 838214 or email . When you call, please quote you are a BALPPA Member.


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