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 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.