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 future of Hastings Pier has been in question since a fire in October 2010. Now the council has applied to take over ownership.
Cllr Peter Chowney announces the issuing of a Compulsory Purchase Order to wrestle control of Hasting's Pier from its Panamanian owners.