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Timeline for Paramount Park in Swanscombe revealed ahead of public consultation

29 November 2012

A computer generated image of the Paramount Entertainment complex and other attractions on Swanscombe Peninsula.

What Paramount Park could look like on Swanscombe Peninsula

People will be able to have their say on proposals for a massive theme park in Swanscombe within weeks, it has been revealed.

The man behind the Paramount Park project has announced a public consultation is set to begin in January.

Tony Sefton told a meeting in Gravesend last night a planning application for the Disney-style project will be submitted by the autumn.

Tony Sefton, the man behind the Paramount Park theme park development in north Kent.

It is hoped plans will be approved by September 2014 - with construction possibly beginning as early as July 2015.

The £2billion scheme will see the third largest theme park in the world built on the Swanscombe peninsula - with the support of Hollywood film giant Paramount Pictures.

Mr Sefton, pictured left, said he was confident funding would be secured and said he was "fighting off" investors desperate to be involved in the project.

He added if a second Thames crossing were to come to Swanscombe, the park would not be built there.

Full funding for the park, which has 10,000 pages of reports to its name, should be announced by next June.

Mr Sefton also revealed the park would stage a daily carnival from 5.15pm and an evening show that would run until about 11pm.

Paramount Park will feature Europe's largest indoor water park, theatres, live music venues, attractions, cinemas, restaurants, event space and hotels.

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