The company behind the proposed entertainment resort in Dartford has reached an agreement to use the port of Tilbury just weeks after a shock split with Paramount Studios.

London Resort Company Holdings has announced a “Memorandum of Understanding” with Port of Tilbury London Limited to use the port and its facilities as a main location for storing and barge operations in the construction phase of the park.

British company LRCH is the developer behind the planned Entertainment Resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula in North Kent.

The latest plans for the Entertainment Resort, of which the Memorandum of Understanding form a part, will go on public display in autumn this year, before a Development Consent Order is submitted to the Secretary of State.

This news comes following the split between developers LRCH and Paramount Studios to use their universe as a theme for the park.

Park officials have since told the News Shopper that there will be a number of different brands at the park.

The £3b park is aiming to open doors in 2022 and submit for planning permission later this year.

If planning is granted the project will create 33,000 jobs during construction and operation.

Charles Hammond, Group Chief Executive from Forth Ports, owners of the Port of Tilbury, said: “The Port of Tilbury is ideally located as a hub for LRCH’s proposed major construction project in Kent.

“At Tilbury we are committed to encouraging the increased use of the River Thames for major construction projects.

“By using the River Thames, there is not only a reduction in the road miles impact but it also helps to reduce congestion on the road network. At Tilbury, LRCH will benefit from our expertise in warehouse consolidation, handling services as well as water-borne transportation.”

Speaking about the port agreement, Humphrey Percy, CEO of LRCH, said: “We have always spoken of our commitment to make use of the Thames both during construction and operation.

“Reaching a Memorandum of Understanding with Port of Tilbury underlines this commitment and is a further step in delivering a truly global destination.”

The park expects to receive approximately 15 million visitors per year.