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  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    New renderings showing the entry/hotel/convention/retail/entertainment area of The London Resort (so outside of theme park itself) which was presented at the blooloop V-Expo:

    Source: Blooloop

  2. Not that I am shocked because this project is all about press releases and not seemingly adhering to their own rules but The London Resort have put their results out to press before the consultation results are put out officially. So the official site says no results or feedback until 18th December but this was published today.

    The London Resort, one of the most ambitious projects in Europe, today released some of the results and feedback from its public consultation. The consultation revealed in detail how this largely brownfield, former industrial site, will be transformed into one of the most exciting destinations in the world.

    73% of people said they supported the London Resort’s approach to the environment and biodiversity, with 51% strongly supporting it. 74% were in support of the approach to sustainability and 65% agreed that the London Resort will benefit the local area in the longer term.

    The consultation, which lasted eight weeks, reached over 120,000 members of the public including 105,000 leaflets sent to areas of Gravesham, Dartford and Thurrock. There were targeted press notices across regional, local and social media, digital advertising promoting the consultation and an email newsletter was sent to nearly 11,000 businesses and interested parties. Notification emails were also sent to MPs, local councillors and stakeholder organisations.

    The consultation saw over 27,000 people visit the London Resort website ( Over 800 people attended twenty public webinars, over 1,000 questions were asked and answered. An additional 17.5 hours of webinars were held with key stakeholders including local authorities, parish and town councils. To date, 1,200 public consultation responses have been analysed, with final checks now being undertaken, (a 65% increase on 2015’s Consultation).

    The London Resort’s approach to sustainability, the environment and its approach to walkways and cycle routes were among the most strongly supported by the public:

    73% supported the approach to the environment and biodiversity with 51% strongly supportive.
    The approach includes proposing a series of habitat enhancements and management interventions to ensure that the unique mix of habitats can continue to support the rich bird, invertebrate, reptile and small mammal species that are currently using the site. It also includes leaving a large proportion of the peninsula undeveloped including Black Duck Marsh, Broadness Marsh and the Local Wildlife Site at Botany Marsh.

    74% were in favour of the London Resort’s approach to sustainability with 55% showing strong support.
    The approach includes a commitment to delivering a net gain in biodiversity. To help achieve this it will be enhancing land offsite to improve habitat and biodiversity in areas where land management practices have reduced the value of that land for wildlife.

    76% supported the approach to walkways, cycle routes and public rights of way with 54% being in strong support.
    The approach includes improving the recreational offering, in an area which has fairly limited access, for local people. New footpath routes are proposed that will allow enjoyment of the river and marsh landscape. It will include board walks in the marshes as well as bird hides to allow wildlife enthusiasts to spend time with minimised disturbance. The plans include careful management of pedestrian and cycle routes ensuring visitors have clear route guidance and the designation of ‘wildlife zones’ where the public will not have access at all.

    “Sustainability is at the core of our vision,” commented PY Gerbeau, the London Resort’s CEO. “Through the consultation, people were able to digest hundreds of pages of the latest analysis and environmental studies. It was also, quite rightly, a topic which engendered a lot of questions. For three quarters of people to be in support of our plans is hugely rewarding; we would like to thank everyone who responded, we are taking all feedback very seriously.”

    Another hot topic in the consultation was around traffic and how people will get in and out of the London Resort. 70% of respondents supported the approach to sustainable transport and minimising impacts on the road network (50% strongly in support). 80% were in support of keeping London Resort traffic separate from local traffic with 52% in strong support.

    When asked the question at the end of the consultation, 16% of responses remained strongly opposed to the masterplan. Of the 64% who stated their support, more than double (44%) were strongly in favour.

    To date, across the five consultations which have been staged since 2014, nearly 9,000 people have either attended events or webinars with a total of 1,931 feedback forms received.

    “Getting to this point has not been easy,” continued PY. “But the public has responded overwhelmingly in favour and for that we are deeply grateful. We will go through all of the feedback and use it to help inform our approach and further develop our proposals. But there is no doubting, that our aim of creating one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the world, here in the UK, has taken another big step towards becoming a reality. We now look forward to submitting our DCO application later this year.”

    Official site still says 18th December -


  3. Yeah because a petition on a random website will stop a major tourism development project that the UK desperately needs.

    If you guys looked at the public consultations, you would have seen that they are not going to build on a massive chunk of the land because they have to leave a substantial amount of green belt space, for the sake of protecting the natural wildlife. They are also working with wildlife experts to help move the endangered insects to these green belt areas before construction starts.

  4. I want to end this park. Where is the link to the petition?

  5. A nationally-important wildlife site is under threat – we need your help to save Swanscombe Marshes!

    It is vital that Swanscombe Marshes and the wildlife that calls this amazing site home are protected from the proposed London Resort theme park. We need your help to secure the future of this haven for wildlife.

    Please sign our petition and help Save Swanscombe Marshes

    Why is this important?

    There are now nearly 9000 signatures this is an arrival from a website I found, search up he London resort petition and you’ll find it: The Swanscombe Peninsula is home to a remarkable mix of habitat of high value to wildlife – these include grasslands, coastal habitats, brownfield features, scrub and intricate wetlands.

    Known as Swanscombe Marshes, this urban wilderness is home to thousands of species, including over 250 invertebrate species which are rare or under threat. As well as abundant bees, butterflies and beetles, Swanscombe Marshes is one of just two places in the UK where you can find the Critically Endangered Distinguished jumping spider (Attulus distinguendus). It is home to Nightingales, Cuckoos, Marsh harriers and a thriving population of Common lizards, thanks to its array of rich habitats.

    Swanscombe Marshes is not just important for wildlife. The site has been enjoyed by local people for years for walking, bird watching, angling and escaping the hustle and bustle of North Kent.

    But all of this is now threatened by the proposed London Resort theme park. Hyped as the ‘UK’s Disneyland’, much of the unique habitat of Swanscombe Marshes would be destroyed and concreted. The wildlife riches of the site simply will not survive this development. At a time when the value of wildlife and open spaces is being appreciated more than ever and amid a biodiversity crisis, we urge the Secretary of State to reject this unnecessary and ill thought out application.

    Please sign our petition to save this unique site, let’s save Swanscombe Marshes!

  6. Aardman Animations was in the project, I’d love to see them back what a game changer.

  7. MouseEars is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Mar 2020
    Both Dartford and Gravesham councils have raised serious concerns regarding the "lack of detail" and the proposed timescales for the project. These initial observations were submitted in a series of letters sent to the Secretary of State and published as part of its scoping opinion last month.

    Dartford council noted the scoping report represented an "initial stage" and said their comments had been provided to assist the developers on "some of the more localised issues".
    Dan Bramwell of the Peninsula Management Group – which represents over 100 businesses and landowners on the Swanscombe Peninsula – said they were yet to hear directly from the theme park bosses. He said: "As far as all the parties on the industrial estates are concerned, there has been very little progress made in addressing the future needs of the businesses or negotiating with landowners.

    "It is now well over two years since there was last any meaningful dialogue between London Resort and Peninsula Management Group, contrary to what the developer says."

  8. Sadly there are now 3800 annoying signatures to stop the resort in Dartford, although if it did happen I would think that they would relocate.

  9. I just went over the response of the Inspectorate Council to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) published by London Resort. It seems like they gave lengthy feedback, and indicated that a lot of things were lacking in the EIA! Is that worrisome or normal?

  10. The council was made aware of the rare spiders years ago and there are plans to relocate as many as they can, so I don’t think this petition will go very far.

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