North Norfolk District Council aims to bring the Shannocks Hotel, in Sheringham, back into redevelopment to secure a positive future for the seafront property.
North Norfolk District Council has made a Compulsory Purchase Order in respect of the property.
Interested parties will be served with relevant notices, and a period for objections will now be open for submission to the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.
Objections to the CPO can be submitted to the secretary of state until February 19.
A copy of the order and of the accompanying map may be seen at all reasonable hours at Eastlaw, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN.