Martin Edwards represented Thanet District Council in the Court of Appeal which today upheld the High Court’s decision earlier this year to reject a challenge by the landowners to Thanet District Council’s compulsory purchase of the iconic Dreamland amusement park in Margate. The project, which has secured over £10 million of funding, will create the world’s first heritage amusement park. It will return Dreamland to its hey day and is seen as one of the twin beacons of regeneration in Margate along with the hugely successful Turner Gallery. The project has received widespread national and international media coverage. Recently it was announced that the designer Wayne Hemmingway has been appointed to oversee the design of the project. Martin Edwards, instructed by Trowers & Hamlins, advised Thanet District Council on the compulsory purchase order and represented them at the four week inquiry, in the High Court and before the Court of Appeal.