The application to build the London Resort theme park on the Swanscombe Peninsula has now been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate and will be examined as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) this year. This is hot on the heels of Natural England declaring that it should be declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), confirming it as one of our country’s best wildlife sites. So it is now more important than ever that we make sure the Planning Inspectorate, and ultimately the Secretary of State, understand just how important the Swanscombe Peninsula is for its precious wildlife and the local communities that depend on it.
Help Buglife, Kent Wildlife Trust, RSPB and CPRE Kent highlight the value of this wildlife haven by registering as an ‘Interested Party’ and emailing your comments to the Planning Inspectorate. It will only take five minutes and will make sure that your voice is heard in this important battle to save the site. You had until Wednesday 31st March to speak up for the amazing wildlife at Swanscombe.
Simply visit the Planning Inspectorate website here and select ‘I am completing this form for myself to give my own personal views’. You will then be given space to voice your concerns, but try to limit any comments to only 500 words. NSIPs are a complicated process, but don’t worry, you are able to submit a representation here without any obligation to engage with it further.