PLANS to reopen a popular seafront landmark have been postponed because of weather fears.

Bosses at Hastings Pier had hoped to reopen the grade-II listed structure tomorrow with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor Nigel Sinden.

But forecasters say high winds are set to lash the Sussex coast, bringing gusts of up to 40mph.

Rain showers are expected to break out across Sussex this evening, and gusts will continue through the weekend.

The pier suffered storm damage forcing its closure in 2008, and a fire gutted the structure in 2010, destroying most of the Victorian timbers.

Volunteers from the Hastings Pier Charity fundraised to rebuild it in 2016, and the designs won a Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2017.

It was hoped to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and to fully reopen tomorrow following lockdown, but the event has been cancelled.