Fire hits plans to bring Hastings Pier under community ownership

A development trust's plans to bring into community ownership and restore an abandoned pier on the south coast have been dealt a huge blow after a major fire last night destroyed most of the structure.

by Jamie Carpenter
A fire on Hastings Pier came a day after a local development trust invited architects to submit designs to redevelop it.
A fire on Hastings Pier came a day after a local development trust invited architects to submit designs to redevelop it.

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