An application for a new theme park and tourist resort in Kent that describes itself as the first-ever theme park to be carbon neutral in its operation has submitted an application to the government.
The ambitious London Resort, would, if the application is successful, be the first major theme park resort to be built from scratch in Europe since the launch of Disneyland Paris in 1992, and would aim to begin construction in 2022 with an opening date at some point in 2024.
The Development Consent Order (DCO) for the new resort totals over 25,000 pages of assessments, reports and analysis on the effects on the brownfield site, as well as effects on the job market and economy.
According to their projections, the site will create a net biodiversity gain, generate £50bn of gross economic activity over 25 years and create 48,000 jobs in total, 6000 of which are construction jobs and 8700 being employees.
An artists impression of the site, set to cost £3.5bn, showcase at least six planned rollercoasters, one of which appears to run around Stonehenge themed architecture, as well as a range of artificial mountains, a rotunda shaped like the Union Jack, as well as a water slide.
Whilst being called London Resort and being based on the River Thames, the main part of the project is based in Kent, with a focus on transport links to the capital.
The Government’s Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to assess the ‘adequacy’ of the application before they accept or reject its submission.