Major projects and developments

Last updated on: 19-Jul-2021

5. London Resort Theme Park

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) is bringing forward plans for a world-class entertainment resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula. The site is split between Dartford and Gravesham Boroughs.

The proposal consists of:

  • Leisure Core, comprising two theme park gates, to be opened in phases – 2024 and 2029, with themed rides and attractions, entertainment, dining and retail
  • Terrain remodelling, landscape works and planting, and land remediation
  • A2 Ebbsfleet Junction Works
  • Four hotels, totalling up to 3,550 suites or ‘keys’
  • Retail, dining and entertainment, a Conferention Centre, a Water Park and eSports centre
  • Transport interchanges and supporting infrastructure for arrival via rail, river, coach, taxis, and buses and for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Habitat creation and enhancement, and public access
  • River transport infrastructure on both sides of the Thames, including floating jetty and ferry terminals
  • New access road from the A2, with provision for transport corridor on the A2
  • Car parking at the London Resort and at Tilbury
  • Local transport links
  • Back of House facilities, utility compounds, plant and service infrastructure, flood defence and drainage works, security and safety provisions
  • Housing provision of up to 500 dwellings for staff working at the London Resort

Further information can be found on the London Resort Website.

A further round of statutory consultation was carried out between 27 July and 21 September 2020. The documents can be found on London Resort's Statutory Consultation page.

The Borough Councils response can be found on Final London Resort Consultation Response page or our London Resort Statutory Consultation Questionnaire page

The application for the Development Consent Order was submitted on 31 December 2020 and was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 28 January 2021. The application documents can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website. It is strongly recommended that you consult the London Resort Examination Library first to navigate the material as the application is very large and complex.

Following the designation by Natural England of a Site of Special Scientific Interest covering Swanscombe Peninsula and much of the west side of the Ebbsfleet Valley, the applicant has agreed with PINS to update the application documentation. Monthly progress reports are being made on this, including the scale of the proposed changes for that and other reasons, which can be found on the PINS website. It is expected that the amended information will be made available in mid-September. PINS will then decide whether the new material is substantial enough to warrant further consultation and the date of the Preliminary Meeting, which will not be before mid October 2021.

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