Plans for Paramount-licenced theme park in Kent

Plans have been tabled for the construction of a £2 billion Paramount Pictures theme park in the Thames Estuary area of north Kent.

The consortium behind the proposals has said that if given the go-ahead, the 872-acre park could open in less than six years time with the creation of 27,000 jobs.

It would feature Europe’s largest indoor water park and the released artist impressions appear to show the park as featuring several rollercoasters.

Tony Sefton, project leader for the development company London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), said: “Our vision is to create a world-class entertainment destination, the first of its kind in the UK.

“We are at the start of a long journey, but have been encouraged by the support and buy-in we have had to date. We are particularly pleased with the appetite we are seeing from investors, who consider this a compelling investment proposition.

“Over the next 12-18 months we will be progressing the planning application, while embarking on a wide-reaching programme of community consultation, while securing further commercial agreements with third parties.

“Our timetable for delivery, including the planning application process and construction timetable, is geared towards completion and opening in 2018,” he added.