Dreamland appeal decision deferred at High Court
An artist's impression
of how Dreamland could be developed
A High Court judge has deferred his decision on the future
of Margate's Dreamland site.
Thanet District Council was given the go-ahead by the
government to buy the iconic seafront site last August.
The authority, which won its case for a compulsory purchase
order, wants to turn it into the world's first heritage amusement
But owner DreamlandLive vowed to continue the
fight to keep the site.
It lodged an appeal against the government's decision and a
two-day hearing has just ended at the High Court in
Judge Sycamore said he would reserve judgement, with a decision
now not due for around two weeks.
Dreamland could become
the world's first heritage amusement park
If the appeal is unsuccessful, the council will immediately
start the process of taking over the site.
It is hoped the first stage of the project will be open by
Dreamland has been vacant and unused for the past seven
Thanet council intends to spend £10million converting the
decaying site into the world's first heritage amusement park
featuring historic rides.
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