Kent countryside. Photo by Pankaj Shah on Unsplash

London Resort theme park firm disputes Kent site’s wildlife status

Developers hoping to build a £2.5bn theme park on a wildlife haven have challenged the site’s protected status. London Resort claims Natural England is attempting to “frustrate” its plans to build on Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent. The area was protected as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), due to its “enormous value as a green space and refuge” for people and wildlife. Conservationists said the objection was a “transparent” attempt to undermine the ecological importance of the site. An examination of plans to build the complex – including two theme…

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Tall buildings. Photo courtesy of KWP (The Stinger Report)

The Stinger Report: Attack of the entertainment robots!

In The Stinger Report # 1078… This issue covers in detail: [TRENDING NEWS] Telepresence enters the amusement arena, with the continued growth in ‘Live Play’ entertainment experiences – a new trend of the #RobotsAreComing is revealed in this latest report. [BREAKING NEWS] Formation of a new trade association to police the popularity of “Online Crane Gaming” is revealed, with over 100 members of the Japanese amusement trade, as the new genre explodes on the market. [BREAKING NEWS] The Japanese amusement trade raises its stake in ‘Live Play’, with TAITO deploying…

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The Stinger Report: entertainment’s growing landscape Part 2 | # 1077

In The Stinger Report # 1077… This issue covers in detail: 1. [BREAKING NEWS] Regarding developments in the operation business, breaking news confirms SEGA Sammy (partnered with Genting Singapore) is moving fully into the Casino operations business in Japan. 2. [BREAKING NEWS] News of investment being made into Immersive entertainment venue business, with $4.1m made in OTHERWORLD, and Electronic Gamebox raising its own $11m new investment, along with others, towards major rollout plans. 3. [TRENDING NEWS] Surge in investment also sees new means to drive the market with crowd funding, making an impact in the growth of…

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