Thanet Council's plans to create a multi-million pound heritage amusement park have come under attack at the High Court.
Thanet District Council has put a compulsory purchase order on Margate's Dreamland theme park - promising to reopen the attraction.
A new vision for the Dreamland theme park in Margate has been unveiled - as the battle for ownership of the derelict site continues.
First it was the Tracey Emin effect that helped to transform Margate into a hip seaside destination, and now the fashion designer Wayne Hemingway has brought his vision of the future to the town.
He is working with the Dreamland Trust to transform the once world famous, but now derelict, theme park. Today, as Andrea Thomas reports, he was on the seafront to outline his plans.
Reporter Andrea Thomas has been told the Dreamland delay is bad for business - that's the verdict from an economic expert after a High Court judge deferred a decision on the future of Margate's Dreamland.
The derelict site is at the centre of an ownership battle which was supposed to end yesterday. The current owners are appealing against Thanet Council's Compulsory Purchase Order.
A decision on what will happen to a former theme park in Margate has been delayed by a High court. The owners Dreamland are challenging Thanet District council over a compulsory purchase order for the site.
A decision's expected in a fortnight. The local authority says they would like to turn it into a heritage amusement park.
Dreamland: The judge has reserved decision ojnn the Margate site's future after a two-day hearing. A decision is expected in a fortnight.
The future of the Dreamland site in Margate could be decided today.
The owners of the former theme park are challenging Thanet council in the High Court over a complusory purchase order for the complex.
The council wants to turn it into a major tourist attraction.
The former Dreamland amusement park is fondly remembered by a generation of visitors - but now its current owners and the council are locked in a battle over its future. Fred and Stacey link to Iain McBride.
Designers Wayne Hemingway MBE, Gerardine Hemingway MBE and the award-winning HemingwayDesign team have been selected to bring forward the overall design
and branding for the forthcoming revival of Margate's Dreamland.
From their origins selling second hand clothes on Camden and Kensington Markets in the early 1980s, Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway built Red or Dead into a fashion label which received global acclaim, winning the British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award three years in a row.
He started out selling second-hand clothes and became an eminent English fashion designer. Now Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of Red or Dead has been selected as the designer for the Dreamland restoration project. Sarah Saunders reports on what might be in store for Margate.
The founder of the Red or Dead fashion label has been given the task of revamping the Dreamland site in Margate. The disused funfair is due for a £10m makeover to be turned into a heritage park. Mr Hemingway, his wife Geraldine, and their team will create the overall design and branding.
Mr Hemingway said: "Having visited Margate over the past few months and seen the grassroots creative revolution that is taking place we are thrilled, nay cock a hoop at the potential of the place and can’t wait to get stuck in."