Published: 12:00, 01 July 2014
| Updated: 12:29, 01 July 2014
The company behind the proposed Paramount theme park in Kent will hold a series of public exhibitions on its plans this month.
London Resort Company Holdings says the events mark the beginning of a year-long consultation process ahead of an expected planning application next year.
The £2bn venture is set to be the first commercial project considered under special regulations designed to speed up the process of getting building underway.
Dubbed a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, the park on the Swanscombe Peninsula would create 27,000 jobs if it is given the go-ahead.
The company has sent 89,000 invitation letters to residents and businesses in Dartford and Gravesham near to the proposed 700 acres site as part of this first phase of its consultation, of which it says there will be four stages.
They have also contacted local authorities in Bexley, Bromley, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling, Medway, Thurrock and Kent and Essex county councils.
This section of the consultation aims to gain local people’s thoughts about how they would like to be involved in the process leading up to construction getting underway.
London Resort Company Holdings director Fenlon Dunphy – who is also on the board at Ebbsfleet United Football Club – said: “We are looking forward to meeting the local community and ensuring that they are involved in every stage of the year-long consultation process.
“We think it is important that we consider the most appropriate and accessible way for people to be involved in our proposals for the London Paramount Entertainment Resort.
“We hope that everyone will fully embrace the opportunity to take part in the first stage of public exhibitions, which are specifically designed to establish the preferred communication and consultation methods of the local community and interested parties.”
The public exhibitions will be held on:
Thursday, July 10 from 2pm to 8pm
Ebbsfleet Academy (in the sports hall)
Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, DA10 0BZ
Friday, July 11 from 11am to 2pm
Eastgate (North Kent Community Church)
141 Springhead Parkway, Gravesend, DA11 8AD
Friday, July 11 from 4.30pm to 8pm
British Legion Greenhithe
London Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9EJ
Saturday, July 12 from noon to 5pm
Swanscombe Leisure Centre
Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, DA10 0LP