CPRE Kent is urging people to take part in consultations on Paramount Park, the major entertainment resort planned for the Swanscombe Peninsula.
We support the project, but want measures put in place to ensure it does not damage the local community.
We are calling for:
- Work on the extension of Crossrail to Gravesend to serve the Paramount Park site to be started now;
- Action to ensure trains run when needed for the resort, including late at night after concerts, to reduce car use to the area;
- Fastrack and other bus services in place when the resort opens and before people start moving into the garden city;
- More safe walking and cycling routes in the area;
- Great use made of the River Thames for transport, including making the Northfleet harbour an integral part of the redevelopment of the area.
We are also concerned about the impact on water supply, health care provision, air quality and traffic congestion. A better understanding of these issues will be possible when various studies are completed.
We now urge everyone to take part in the London Paramount consultations that run from 5th November until the 15th November at locations in Dartford, Greenhithe, Gravesend, Grays, Maidstone, Northfleet, and Swanscombe.
Alex Hills, from CPRE Kent Dartford and Gravesham district said: “We want to make sure this development is the best it can possibly be without damaging the community already there. This is an opportunity for people to express their views, ideas and concerns on how it will impact them. We must get the transport right to protect our local area.”