The High Court has comprehensively dismissed the landowners’ challenge to the Secretary of State’s decision to confirm Thanet District Council’s compulsory purchase order for the iconic and internationally renowned Dreamland amusement park in Margate. Work can now get underway to construct the world’s first heritage amusement park which is one of Thanet’s most important regeneration projects and will compliment the very successful Turner Gallery. The project is supported by major funding contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund and has the active involvement of a number of key figures from the world of design such as Wayne Hemmingway.
Martin Edwards acted for Thanet District Council in connection with the making of the order and appeared at the four week inquiry last year. Martin also represented Thanet in the High Court and successfully obtained an order for an expedited hearing and at the substantive hearing. The judge also refused the landowners’ permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal and awarded costs in favour of Thanet.
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