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  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    London Resort Company Holdings' in-house design division, London Resort Design Group, will be struck off the register of UK incorporated companies and dissolved within a month or so because accounts are overdue.

    Sources: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/12863971 and https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/12863971/filing-history/MzM0NzAyMzE3NGFkaXF6a2N4/document?format=pdf

  2. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    PY Gerbeau said: “In the best interests of the London Resort, we are withdrawing the current application; as a result of the classification of Tilbury as a Freeport which has meant revisions are required in moving the ferry terminal from Tilbury to Grays. We are working closely and collaborating with Thurrock Council on that matter.

    “This issue, combined with the decision by Natural England to designate a brownfield contaminated site as a SSSI has impacted the project. We in turn have acquired significant land holdings as part of our mitigation strategy combined with our commitment to spend £150m on environmental improvements on the peninsula. These changes are considered material and as such require withdrawal and resubmission.

    “We have repeatedly petitioned for latitude, extensions of time and of course understanding from the Examining Authority and the Planning Inspectorate. Their teams have been extremely supportive, but we recognise that the best route for the Project is through withdrawal and resubmission of a fresh DCO application within this calendar year.

    “We will continue our engagement with the local community, statutory bodies, landowners and others to make sure we can reach as many agreements as possible before resubmission. Make no mistake we are still 100% committed to this amazing project and we will resubmit before the end of 2022 and look forward to delivering a world class entertainment resort – the UK deserves better and we will make it happen!”
    Source: https://londonresort.info/news/london-resort-planning-application/

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    It’s interesting that they use a render of a velociraptor from Jurassic World because the original Dinotopia books are about a society where humans and dinosaurs live together in peace so an aggressive dinosaur doesn’t really fit in context.

  4. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    The Dinotopia area concept art that I shared back in November has been posted on another website and it's cropped differently displaying more of the full image:



    I combined this version with November's version to get the almost full version of the concept art:



    Source: https://www.farrbury.com/LondonResort_ArmillaCapital_EmailLPage/ via https://ignoble-experiment.blogspot.com/2022/03/invest-in-london-resort-from-50k-find.html

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    According to an article from The Daily Mail, both BBC and ITV are no longer involved in The London Resort because of environmental concerns surrounding the project:

    Yesterday BBC Studios, the commercial ventures arm of the corporation, confirmed it was no longer involved with the project.

    A spokesman said: 'BBC Studios has no commercial agreement in place with London Resort and no current plans to enter into any agreement.

    'We would only consider doing so should there be clear and decisive evidence that the project would have a net positive environmental impact.'

    An ITV spokesman added: 'ITV's arrangement with the London Resort was that we were a potential licensor of one of our children's brands, which was Thunderbirds.

    'We can confirm that ITV no longer has a commercial arrangement with London Resort as the agreement has now ended. This means that Thunderbirds will not be a part of the park.'
    The London Resort’s statement to The Daily Mail regarding this news is the following:

    'Nobody ever said major infrastructure projects were easy or quick. We look forward to delivering the first top tier theme park for the UK.'
    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10553653/Tiny-spider-just-1cm-long-leads-BBC-ITV-pulling-plans-London-Resort-theme-park.html

  6. It looks as if this might actually be on the road to resolution one way or the other. From what I read, there is now a deadline (15th March) to submit the bid or a very good reason for deferring until June/July. Meetings at the end of March will decide if their are good reasons to defer until June/July, otherwise future meetings considering the bid will be planned on the basis of whatever has been submitted by that date.

    https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/theme-park-bosses-given-final-deadline-261710/

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    I’m pretty sure that Paramount’s involvement at this point would just be licensing their IP for a few rides and that’s about it.

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    If in fact Paramount is still involved in this theme park, they're really trying to hide their involvement. Go 19 seconds into this video and you'll see that Paramount has been scrubbed from the gate:


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    If in fact Paramount is still involved in this theme park, they're really trying to hide their involvement. Go 19 seconds into this video and you'll see that Paramount has been scrubbed from the gate:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Wow new concept art just released by The London Resort:



    Here's concept art from almost the exact same angle showing an earlier design: https://www.themeparx.com/the-london-resort-paramount-park-london/?p=24226#post24226

    Hopefully 2022 will be a progressive year for this project!

    Source: https://twitter.com/LondonResort/status/1477066791855656960
    I'm still doubtful of this project but also very hopeful. Hopefully this new timescale works out. This year should be full of a lot of news.

  10. They really seem to be dragon their feet getting this park underway.

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