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What future now for London Resort after company is put up for sale?

What future now for London Resort after company is put up for sale?

Monday 8 July 2024

Is it the end for the London Resort theme park? The company that owns much of the land lined up for the environmentally destructive project on the Swanscombe peninsula has been put up for sale. Swanscombe Development LLP, which owns more than 370 acres of the peninsula between Dartford and Gravesend, together with 39 acres […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing decision delayed by six months

Lower Thames Crossing decision delayed by six months

Friday 31 May 2024

It’s the scheme that keeps on giving… or something like that. The lengthy (to put it mildly) saga of the Lower Thames Crossing has kept many enthralled, or otherwise, for a very long time and now there’s another twist… The final decision on whether the National Highways project goes ahead or not is to be […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: learn more at drop-in events

Lower Thames Crossing: learn more at drop-in events

Friday 23 February 2024

It is a little over two months since the examination hearings for the Lower Thames Crossing were concluded. CPRE Essex has taken an active role in the lengthy planning process – reportedly the longest in this country on record – and maintains its view that the adverse environmental and financial impacts of the proposed scheme […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: examination hearings close

Lower Thames Crossing: examination hearings close

Friday 29 December 2023

The examination hearings for the Lower Thames Crossing ended on Wednesday, December 20, CPRE Essex having taken an active role at the issue-specific hearings, along with responding to the various written questions. It is CPRE Essex’s overarching view that the adverse environmental and financial impacts of the proposed project outweigh any of its purported benefits. […] Read more >

LTC examination: timetable revealed

LTC examination: timetable revealed

Monday 3 July 2023

We now have a complete timetable for the examination of the National Highways application for a Development Consent Order for the Lower Thames Crossing. The Planning Inspectorate published “the Rule 8 letter” on Tuesday last week (June 27); it includes: The examination timetable Further procedural decisions made by the Examining Authority Information about hearings and […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing faces two-year delay even if it wins planning permission… is this the beginning of the end?

Lower Thames Crossing faces two-year delay even if it wins planning permission… is this the beginning of the end?

Friday 10 March 2023

The beleaguered Lower Thames Crossing project has been delayed by two years… should it even be granted planning permission in the first place. With the Planning Inspectorate only having accepted the National Highways application for a Development Consent Order in December, yesterday’s (Thursday, March 10) announcement by Mark Harper, Secretary of State for Transport, represents […] Read more >

Do you want to sign petition against Lower Thames Crossing?

Do you want to sign petition against Lower Thames Crossing?

Thursday 9 March 2023

National Highways has applied to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order allowing it to start work on the Lower Thames Crossing, sparking the Woodland Trust to launch a petition showing why the proposal is unacceptable. Ancient woodland, veteran trees and the trust’s Ashenbank Wood reserve are under threat from the proposal. The losses […] Read more >

London Resort: ‘We will be changing the proposals significantly’

London Resort: ‘We will be changing the proposals significantly’

Friday 13 January 2023

Plans to develop the wildlife-rich Swanscombe peninsula for the country’s largest theme park have been scaled back drastically. Further, the man charged with getting the London Resort project back on track – former Millenium Dome champion PY Gerbeau – has stepped down as chief executive. The developer behind the scheme, London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: here’s your chance to take part in the planning process

Lower Thames Crossing: here’s your chance to take part in the planning process

Tuesday 10 January 2023

CPRE Essex has opposed plans for the massively destructively Lower Thames Crossing since they were first proposed in their current form. Sadly, the National Highways application for a Development Consent Order was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate in November, so we are now at the stage where we are asking everyone with a view to […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing bid accepted for government inspection

Lower Thames Crossing bid accepted for government inspection

Friday 2 December 2022

Renewed plans for the hugely damaging Lower Thames Crossing have crossed their first hurdle with the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to accept the National Highways scheme for examination. CPRE has campaigned hard against the proposal and the decision to accept the Decision Consent Order comes as a blow. Across the river, Hilary Newport, director of CPRE […] Read more >