Paramount Pictures has allowed London Resort Company Holding to use its name on a Disneyland-style resort in Kent. The building venture is also being supported by Dartford and Gravesham borough councils as it is estimated that the creation of the resort could create up to 27,000 jobs - the majority of which project manager Tony Sefton has promised would go to locals.
The theme park will be based on an old cement works just 17 minutes from London and two hours from Paris by train. The developers have also suggested that any money left over in the budget could go towards improving local train services or building new homes in the areas surrounding the resort.
The building is expected to cost £2billion in total and when finished, the resort will have cinemas, theatres, hotels, performance areas for shows and gigs, and Europe's largest water park.
The developers have admitted that they are at the start of a long process - as they still need to attract more investors and secure planning permission - but that they have high hopes the work will go ahead as planned and will be finished by 2012.
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