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Local Name:
The London Resort
Former Name(s):
Paramount Park London
Budget:
3.2B
Announced:
08 Oct 2012
Construction Start:
Opening:
2024
Area:
353 ha
  1. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    More bad news for Paramount Park.

    One of London Paramount’s prominent figureheads has walked away from the project, just two months after the developer made a public assurance that the theme park was on track.

    Fenlon Dunphy has played a major role in progressing the plans for the £2bn (US$3bn, €2.8bn) Kent-based theme park and resort, attending many of the public consultations and exhibitions held by developer London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH).

    Progress on the project seemingly slowed when a planning application that was expected last year was delayed, but LRCH insists the scheme is going ahead.

    Dunphy has given no reason for his departure, but local news provider Kent Online reports CEO David Testa is continuing as CEO and the rest of the team will stay the same.

    Dunphy remains UK boss at LRCH’s parent company and Paramount’s largest investor, Kuwaiti European Holdings (KEHC), which he joined in 2013. KEHC is owned by Abdullah Al-Humaidi, who oversees the theme park and resort development alongside Testa and former politician Steven Norris.
    Source: http://www.attractionsmanagement.com/detail.cfm?pagetype=detail&subject=news&codeID=326182&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  2. What about the traffic on the A2 that is grid locked most days before the 15000 new homes in the area?

  3. I wonder whether Brexit will kill the project. What do you think? The drop in the pound might help, though.

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    Construction plans have been delayed until 2017 due to consultations that are currently taking place, as mentioned in previous posts.

    Plans to construct a $2bn Paramount theme park in north Kent have been delayed.

    The park’s developer, London Resort Company Holdings has said it has delayed submitting its planning application until 2017 while consultations take place.
    Source:
    http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/uk-paramount-park-plans-delayed/043992


  5. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    More information on this next round of consultations with more information on the access plans which have been contested by local businesses.



    The changes to access come after a dispute with more than 140 business owners whose companies sit on land needed for the project near the Swanscombe Peninsula between Gravesend and Dartford.

    The company has delayed meetings with Peninsula Management Group, which represents the firms on Northfleet Industrial Estate, Kraft Kent Estate and Manor Way Business Park.

    The group has said 4,500 jobs could be lost from the area if businesses are forced to close or relocate, estimating compensation would cost £500 million.
    LRCH insisted funds remained in place to take the project through the planning process. It is backed by Kuwaiti company KEH, owned by Ebbsfleet United chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi.
    Source: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent-business/county-news/paramounts-resort-new-consultation-96801/

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    Another round of consultation is starting as plans "progress" for the park.

    Commenting on the announcement on behalf of London Paramount, David Testa, CEO, London Paramount, said, “We’re delighted we are entering a critical stage in the planning process for the Entertainment Resort. While we had hoped to have submitted an application by now, it is much more important to ensure the evidence base is robust and comprehensive to maximise the prospects of success, which means the preparation time is longer. The funds are in place to take this project through the planning process.
    This will be the 5th stage of consultation and no planning has even been put in as yet so it's massively behind schedule.

    Source: http://www.blooloop.com/news/update-on-london-paramount-further-round-of-publi/40993#.V1FJsJErLIV

  7. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Just as a warning I was invited to this on facebook...
    According to this fake facebook event they are opening in 2020 on 3rd January. It's a total scam with weird photos and information but wanted to flag it in case anyone gets it sent to them.



    I hope they have a lot of tickets because they have a lot of interest! Perhaps the real paramount might want to look at this and use it to get it funded and built.



    I have shared it with friends to say it's a scam for collecting likes, friends, photo information etc but worth keeping an eye on. It's a weird thing to use as it's not really big news in the UK at all unless you are into parks!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/470857506452737/

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    Not always the most trusted source for attractions news but The Daily Mail is talking about completion before 2021

    The main opposition has been from companies from the industrial estate that will be cleared to house the tourist attraction.
    Following meetings with local residents last year, construction is now set to begin in 2018.
    Further setbacks were experienced in February, when they massively overstated their cash assets, according to The Sun.
    The accounting error stated that London resort Company Holdings had £291,000 in the bank, when it actually had just £952.
    Other concerns include how the surrounding area will cope with the increase of tourists.
    Peter Fleming, leader of Sevenoaks District Council, told the news site: 'We have not got a lot of accommodation for tourists at the moment.
    'People already come to our area and find they cannot get a bed.'
    The site as it currently looks.


    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3557399/Hollywood-Thames-Britain-set-2billion-Disneyland-style-theme-park-2021-BBC-Paramount-Aardman-Animations-attractions.html

  9. Planning application has been delayed and raises doubts over opening date:
    http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent-business/county-news/paramount-delayed-again-93581/

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