London Resort: Councils ‘concerned’ by progress

London Resort concept art

Councils have expressed concern that “insufficient progress” is being made by the proposed London Resort theme park.

In a letter to the national Examining Authority, which will ultimately make the final decision on planning approval, local authorities said that only limited discussions had been held.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Dartford Borough Council and Kent County Council said they had not yet been able to have “any substantive discussions” with Resort planners.

In a letter dated 28 October, the local authorities (LAs) said: “As set out in our letter of 4 August, the LAs remain open to working with the [London Resort] to resolve the issues raised in our Relevant Representations.

“While some very limited discussions have taken place we have not yet been able to have any substantive discussions with the Applicant regarding the issues raised in our last letter; we are concerned that insufficient progress is being made in resolving our concerns.”

The London Resort concept was first announced in 2012 but has been subjected to repeated delays and changes in its leadership team.

The Examination Authority has previously announced that it will not begin its review of the proposals before April 2022.

The UK government will ultimately decide on whether or not to grant planning permission, due to the project’s scale.