The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
15°C | 11°C
18°C | 8°C
18°C | 11°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Thanet News Article
The Court of Appeal has this morning dismissed a challenge to the authority's compulsory purchase of the site.
It means it can get on with work to develop the land, which it wants to re-open in 2015.
The site was closed since a fire destroyed its flagship attraction, the Scenic Railway, in 2008 and the ultimate aim is to open a heritage-style theme park.
OFFICIAL! TDC wins Dreamland appeal. Thanks to all for your support.— Cllr. Clive Hart (@CliveHart) October 8, 2013
"With significant external funding in place and overwhelming public support, we have remained confident in our vision to create a world class visitor attraction on this site.
"We are committed to delivering this landmark project and believe the compulsory purchase of the land was the only viable option to save and restore Dreamland, given the unacceptable length of time it has remained empty.
"Dreamland is a precious asset for Thanet and beyond, so we are thrilled with today's ruling."
Click here for more news from Thanet.
Click here for more news from around the county.