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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.

Plans for resort as big as Disneyland Paris go public

Video. Ambitious plans to create a new resort in Kent, costing £2 billion and generating thousands of jobs have gone public.

Paramount Park, which is as big as Disneyland Paris, would be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula between Gravesend and Dartford.

The site has been chosen by the scheme's Kuwaiti backers because of its closeness to London and the High Speed international station at Ebbsfleet.

Andrea Thomas spoke to the public who went to see the plans as well as Fenlon Dunphy, director at London Paramount Project.


Cars vandalised in Swanscombe

Kent Police are appealing for information after cars were damaged Credit: Kent Police

Several cars in Swanscombe, Kent, have been vandalised by a corrosive liquid, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

A black Peugeot 206 parked in Trebble Road was targeted on 10th August overnight.

The owner came out of the house to see the paintwork had bubbled after substance had been poured over it.

A blue Audi Q5 on the same road was also damaged, with bubbled paintwork and a line melted through the spoiler of the vehicle. The car's damage is estimated at more than £4,000.

Half a mile away, a silver Vauxhall Corsa had liquid poured over it the previous night.

The suspect also poured sugar into the petrol tank, destroying it. The damage is estimated at £1,000-£2,000.

Investigating officer, PC Danea Charleston of Kent Police, said: 'Causing this sort of damage is malicious and mean-spirited, and has cost these owners thousands of pounds in repair.

Hollywood comes to Kent

A business consortium has unveiled plans to create a two billion pound Hollywood-style theme park in Kent.

Building and running the Paramount Pictures entertainment complex, featuring cinemas, theatres, hotels, live music venues and Europe's biggest water park would create 27 thousand jobs.

The resort, rivalling Disneyland Paris, would be constructed at a vast former chalk pit on the Swanscombe Peninsula between Dartford and Gravesend - close to Ebbsfleet International railway station.

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Two billion pound theme park planned for Kent

A consortium of leading UK entertainment firms is to unveil plans for a new £2bn theme park for the Swanscombe area in Kent.

It is being said the new development could create up to 27,000 jobs for North Kent by transforming an 872 acre brownfield site into one of Europe's largest regeneration projects.

The London Resort Company Holdings [LRCH] said it has signed an exclusive agreement with Paramount Licensing Inc, the licensing division for Hollywood-based Paramount Pictures.

Kent man given ASBO for nuisance biking

Kyran Hodges of Irving Walk, Swanscombe Credit: Kent Police

A 20-year-old man from Swanscombe has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order after persistently riding bikes illegally on and off-road, in public parks and at Swanscombe Heritage Park, an area of specific scientific interest.

Kyran Hodges of Irving Walk was warned by Kent Police on 16 separate occasions between 2007 and 2011.

He was reported for careless driving, no insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a drivers licence, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

He appeared at Dartford Magistrates' Court on 17th November 2011, where he pleaded guilty to all offences. The ASBO is in force for two years until 4 April 2014.