Consultation and engagement is an essential part of a DCO application for a project of this scale and significance. We have always been committed to ensuring that the London Resort works for the local community as well as visitors.
Engagement and Consultation
We gathered widespread feedback from an early stage, with extensive community consultation over 2014 and 2015, as project proposals were emerging. This enabled us to understand the views of stakeholders and local communities, influencing proposals from the outset.
The area has evolved considerably since 2015. We have been working with Highways England, local authorities, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, and the Port of Tilbury to understand how their proposals and developments have progressed, which has been taken into account as we have refined our proposals.
We are also working with a range of stakeholders, including local authorities across the region, environmental and conservation bodies, port operators, local transport operators, businesses, and community groups to further understand opportunities and how we can minimise and mitigate impacts.
Following consultation we will continue engagement with local and national organisations, local communities and others interested in the London Resort as we continue to develop our designs.
We have reconvened our Community Liaison Group (CLG), with membership comprising of local elected representatives and community groups. Please click here for further details about the CLG and associated documentation.
We will also be engaging with schools, local interest and other community groups as we progress. We are looking to establish an accessibility forum to help guide our design development and our operational policies to ensure we are creating a development that is accessible and inclusive.
Land owners and occupiers
We are in discussion with a number of landowners and occupiers likely to be impacted by our proposals to ensure that we can mitigate the impact of this as much as we are able to and with a view to agreeing fair and reasonable terms. We are keen to speak to anyone who considers that they may be entitled to compensation in the event that the DCO is granted, with a view to agreeing fair and reasonable terms prior to resorting to Compulsory Acquisition powers.
We held a series of webinars on the subject of 'Land acquisition, property compensation and the London Resort premium'. These land webinars were for anyone that considered that they may be entitled to compensation in the event that our Development Consent Order is granted, to ensure that we can mitigate the impact of this as much as we are able to with a view to agreeing fair and reasonable terms prior to resorting to Compulsory Acquisition powers.
Our land webinars took place on Wednesday 21st October.
Our leaflet ‘Land acquisition, property compensation and the London Resort Premium’ outlines LRCH’s approach to land acquisition, the London Resort Premium, the statutory Compulsory Acquisition process and the entitlement to compensation which may arise should we use Compulsory Acquisition powers once they are available.
The Order Limits Boundary map outlines the Development Consent Order (DCO) area, i.e. the land we currently consider would be required to deliver the project. To view The London Resort Development Consent Order Land Plans, please click here.
To view slide packs and recordings of previous land webinars, please click here.
If you believe you are impacted and have not been contacted by LRCH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 470 0043.