To: Examining Authority

Save Swanscombe Marshes - Say NO to London Paramount

Save Swanscombe Marshes - Say NO to London Paramount

Please reject the planning application for the proposed London Paramount development of Swanscombe Peninsula and Save Swanscombe Marshes - for people and wildlife.

Why is this important?

Swanscombe Marshes in North Kent is a site we love; we enjoy the wildlife, the variety of habitats and the peace and quiet the site offers. In North Kent, as in many areas, such places are becoming scarcer whilst the population grows. At the same time, numerous reports highlight the benefits of access to open green space for people’s quality of life, development and mental health.

But all this is threatened by the proposals for ‘London Paramount’ - a garish, expensive and unnecessary theme park that would be built entirely on the site.

The peninsula is a remarkable haven for wildlife that thrives throughout the year in a mosaic of habitats. This includes rare or declining birds like Cuckoo, Lapwing, Marsh Harrier, Song Thrush and many more. On summer days bees, butterflies and crickets are abundant among the grasslands and wildflowers spread across the site. Surveys have found Swanscombe to be one of only 2 known sites in the UK to support the rare Distinguished Jumping Spider.

The open landscape and quiet character also make Swanscombe marshes a popular place for people. It is a valuable space for healthy leisure pursuits with joggers, walkers, cyclists and anglers all making use of the peaceful environment.

if London Paramount goes ahead this place will irrevocably change for the worse. Aside from the drastic, unmitigated loss of habitat/connectivity, space, species diversity and population numbers, there will be a loss of entire species altogether. The environmental issues resulting from an influx of visitors on the scale predicted (15 million annually!), including traffic/air pollution and noise pollution will have long term consequences for the wider area.

Please sign our petition and help Save Swanscombe Marshes!

Visit our website for more information:
http://saveswanscombemarshes.com

Follow the campaign on twitter @SaveSwanscombe

Thank you for your support!

Swanscombe, Kent

Reasons for signing

  • I live in the area and don't want this mostrisity, we don't have the infrastructure, the traffic in the area will be gridlocked, and it is a beautiful site that should be left well alone, shame in KKC.
  • Wild spaces are a critical resource for our wellbeing. Building on brownfield sites - derelict lots - is better for the towns and better for the environment.
  • The word 'marsh' now appears to signify a brownfield site suitable for housing or other construction works.

Updates

2016-04-03 08:45:15 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-08-06 09:12:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-07-31 14:04:47 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-07-30 08:46:39 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-07-29 20:15:42 +0100

10 signatures reached