The London Resort has been billed as Britain’s answer to Disneyland and was aiming for a 2024 opening date, but the company has scrapped plans to build in Kent
Image: The London Resort)
The much-anticipated London resort theme park has withdrawn its plans to build the Kent site.
The resort, billed as Britain’s answer to Disneyland at an estimated cost of around £3.5 billion, will include a theme park, e-sports arena, hotel and music venue in one location on Kent’s Swanscombe Peninsula.
in a (n exclusive preview image At the theme park we counted EIGHT large roller coasters alongside a helter skelter, log fume ride and carousels. The resort had one shared as well Take a look at the dinosaur themed land because it is supposed to be part of the resort.
Earlier this year, the resort announced a revised opening date for 2025.
However, the company’s CEO, PY Gerbeau, has confirmed that the resort’s application is currently being withdrawn.
Log in Mirror’s travel newsletter for more theme parks, news and updates.
He said as part of a statement: “In the best interests of the London Resort, we are withdrawing the current application; as a result of Tilbury being classified as a free port which has resulted in revisions being required in moving the ferry terminal from Tilbury to Greys. We are working closely with Thurrock Council on this matter.”
The resort already faced a hurdle last year when Natural England designated the Swanscombe Peninsula as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The London Resort)
As a result of both Tilbury’s Freeport designation and SSSI appointment, Mr Gerbeau said the company “has acquired significant land holdings as part of our mitigation strategy combined with our commitment to spend £150m on environmental improvements on the Peninsula”.
He added: “These changes are considered material and as such require withdrawal and resubmission.”
However, there’s still plenty of hope for thrill-seekers preparing to add the resort to their bucket list, as the company intends to file a new DCO application by the end of this calendar year. Mr Gerbeau said the project will continue to work with the local community and authorities, saying the London Resort is “still 100% committed to this amazing project”.
Learn more at londonresort.info.
Of course in the meantime there are plenty of other UK theme parks for the more adventurous with classics like Legoland, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures.
In fact, we have a guide on how to find it Cheap UK theme park tickets that may come in handy for a budget day trip in 2022.
We have also put together a summary for families with the little ones The best theme parks in the UK for toddlers including Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World.
You might also want to bookmark ours Page theme parks which we update regularly with news about upcoming rides and attractions, new theme parks and offers that we think you’ll love.
What do you think of the London Resort? Let us know in the comments below.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/uk-ireland/london-resort-withdraws-plans-highly-26585001 London Resort is pulling back plans for much-anticipated UK Disneyland theme park