London's newest theme park and Europe's biggest water park is being planned on the south side of the Thames adjacent to the Dartford crossing. The resort will include an entertainment street, cinemas, a 20,000 seat arena, 5,000 hotel beds and sports facilities all on a spaceship theme.
To be built on the peninsula between Swanscombe and Northfleet a short monorail ride from Ebbsfleet international railway station this 111 acre complex will seriously add traffic to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge and Dartford Tunnel river crossings.
This is the first project to be considered for planning under the new Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project framework. The £2 billion financial package for the project was secured in 2013, local people are being consulted on the details and the Secretary of State is expected to approve the scheme in 2016. The project is expected to generate 27,000 jobs and completion is due by Easter 2020.
50,000 people are expected to visit every day to watch world class sporting events, to enjoy the theme park or shop across the road at Bluewater.