The owners of Hastings pier could be forced to relinquish control of it after they failed to start repair work. The Victorian pier was ravaged by fire following an arson attack in 2010. Hastings Borough Council is expected to issue Ravenclaw Investment with a compulsory purchase order.
The compulsory purchase of Hastings Pier could be decided when the Council meets this week.
They say that the present owners of the pier have failed to carry out essential renovation work.
The owners of a fire-damaged pier will be forced to relinquish control of the historic structure after failing to start repair work.
Hastings Council plan to do a compulsory purchase order very soon.
The owners of Hastings Pier have failed to respond to a two month deadline to begin repairs. The Pier was all but destroyed in an arson attack in 2010. Hastings Council said owners Ravenclaw have ignored their approaches. It will now issue a compulsory purchase order to buy the pier back.