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London Resort plans withdrawn…

London Resort plans withdrawn…

Monday 4 April 2022

“…and for this relief, much thanks”, as Shakespeare might have said. The plans for a ‘world-class’ theme park on the post-industrial landscape of the Swanscombe peninsula have been withdrawn, just before the formal public examination was due to begin. For a whole decade the proposals have been discussed and amended and discussed again, but it […] Read more >

Brilliant news! BBC Studios and ITV Studios pull support for Swanscombe theme park

Brilliant news! BBC Studios and ITV Studios pull support for Swanscombe theme park

Monday 28 February 2022

Our friends at CPRE Kent are among a coalition of charities to welcome the decision by BBC Studios and ITV Studios to withdraw their support for a proposed theme park in north Kent that would have a devastating impact on a nationally important wildlife site. We are now calling on Paramount Entertainment to similarly publicly […] Read more >

At last, the meeting to get examination of London Resort under way has a date

At last, the meeting to get examination of London Resort under way has a date

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Whisper it quietly (or not), but we are finally seeing progress with examination of the proposed London Resort theme park at Swanscombe. After delays and uncertainty caused by developer LRCH asking for more time to address both transport issues and the peninsula’s designation as a Site of Scientific Interest – together with its failure to […] Read more >

Swanscombe: will Natural England confirm SSSI status?

Swanscombe: will Natural England confirm SSSI status?

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Today (Wednesday, November 10) Natural England decides on the SSSI designation for Swanscombe peninsula, the biodiverse haven in north Kent under threat from the London Resort theme park. CPRE believes the UK must demonstrate the right approach at home as we host COP26. This is our chance to protect and restore habitats, creating wildlife-rich, climate-resilient […] Read more >

London Resort examination will not begin before January 2022

London Resort examination will not begin before January 2022

Tuesday 24 August 2021

The proposed London Resort theme park has largely disappeared from the radar in recent months, so it is timely to give an update on proceedings. The plans for the country’s largest theme park, which CPRE Kent views as highly damaging to our natural environment, are targeted at the Swanscombe peninsula between Greenhithe and Northfleet. In […] Read more >

Please tell Natural England you want the Swanscombe peninsula protected

Please tell Natural England you want the Swanscombe peninsula protected

Tuesday 8 June 2021

The deadline for supporting the designation of the Swanscombe peninsula as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is Monday, July 12, 2021. Can you spare 10 minutes to tell Natural England you agree that this nationally important wildlife site should be protected? The importance of the Swanscombe peninsula for nature was recognised by Natural […] Read more >

London Resort developer accused of providing ‘insufficient’ information on traffic impact

London Resort developer accused of providing ‘insufficient’ information on traffic impact

Tuesday 25 May 2021

The developer behind the proposed London Resort theme park has been accused of failing to provide enough information about the impact of increased traffic on road and rail in north Kent and London. In damning submissions from leading transport organisations to the Planning Inspectorate, it is suggested that transport infrastructure could be overwhelmed by traffic […] Read more >

London Resort to make no ‘material’ changes to plans as CPRE joins other conservation groups in pushing for rethink

London Resort to make no ‘material’ changes to plans as CPRE joins other conservation groups in pushing for rethink

Wednesday 19 May 2021

The developer behind the proposed London Resort theme park on the Swanscombe peninsula is ploughing on with the project, although it will be changing its plans after the location’s designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). London Resort Holding Company has been granted an extra four months to submit revised documents in its […] Read more >

Swanscombe wins SSSI designation… but there’s a four-month consultation to come

Swanscombe wins SSSI designation… but there’s a four-month consultation to come

Friday 12 March 2021

The Swanscombe peninsula – the area of the Thames estuary being targeted for the building of the country’s largest theme park – has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). National England announced yesterday (Thursday, March 11, 2021) that the peninsula’s “nationally important invertebrates, breeding birds, plants and geology” warranted such recognition. The […] Read more >

London Resort theme park makes it to examination stage

London Resort theme park makes it to examination stage

Monday 1 February 2021

Plans to build a huge theme park on the Thames estuary have passed their first hurdle. The Planning Inspectorate has accepted the application for a Development Consent Order to build the London Resort theme park between Greenhithe and Northfleet. This means the project, submitted by London Resort Company Holdings on New Year’s Eve and received […] Read more >

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