Paramount park plans
Residents gathered at the Civic Centre in
Gravesend last night to hear more about the plans for a Paramount
park at Swanscombe.
The project’s boss Tony Sefton
outlined some of the plans which were further ahead than many had
He said a carnival would be held at
the site each day from 5.15pm as well as an evening show which
would run until about 11pm.
The council chamber was packed out
with residents from the Northfleet and Gravesend West neighbourhood
forum who joined their counterparts from Gravesham East.
The Paramount scheme will see the
third largest theme park in the world built on the Swanscombe
peninsula with movie giant Paramount Pictures supporting it.
Mr Sefton said he was confident
funding would be secured and said he was "fighting off" investors
who are desperate to be involved in the project.
A timeline was also revealed with
public consultation set to begin in January, a planning application
by the autumn, approved plans set for September 2014 and
construction possibly beginning as early as July 2015.
Mr Sefton also said that if a second
Thames crossing were to come to Swanscombe, the park would not be
Full funding for the park, which
currently has 10,000 pages of reports to its name, should be
announced by June 2013.
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