Thanet District Council has today (Thursday 20 December) been successful in its application to have the Dreamland Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) appeal prioritised.
A two day hearing will now take place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March 2013.
If the appeal by the landowners is unsuccessful, Thanet District Council will immediately begin the process of acquiring ownership of the site.
The council received approval from the Secretary of State for the Compulsory Purchase of the site in August 2012, following a public inquiry.
The landowners then challenged the decision by the Secretary of State.
Thanet District Council is working in partnership with The Dreamland Trust to create a world first for the site, an amusement park of thrilling historic rides, with classic sideshows, vintage cafes, restaurants, and gardens with special events and festivals.