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  1. Tom Savvides

Paramount pulls out of new theme park in Kent

A major theme park planned for Kent has been dealt a major blow. Paramount was set to be involved in the new tourist attraction on the Swanscombe Peninsula. Now the film giant has announced it will no longer be taking part in the project. Tom Savvides talks to Andy Martin from the developers London Resort Company Holdings and Paul Spooner from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Massive theme park scheme faces more delays

It's going to be one of the country's biggest theme parks but the opening of a massive film and entertainment complex has, once again, been delayed.

A planning application for Paramount Park on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent will now be submitted next year. If approved, the attraction will not open until 2021, two years later than originally planned.

If the park is built, an industrial estate in Northfleet will be bulldozed. Those who run companies there have formed a group to put pressure on the developers to compensate them and help with re-location.

Fred and Stacey link to Tom Savvides.


  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Paramount theme park plans go on display

It's a two-billion pound plan to transform a neglected part of Kent into an entertainment complex the size of Disneyland Paris.

Now, updated plans for the Paramount theme park at Swanscombe are to go on public display for a fortnight to hear what local people think.

David Johns has been to see them, speaking to project developer Fenlon Dunphy.