Sheffield Cathedral is to take protesters to court in a bid to remove them from the cathedral forecourt.
Occupy Sheffield have been camped on the forecourt for over a month in solidarity with Occupy movements across the globe at in protest to social inequalities.
They became the first Occupy group in England, and the second in the UK, to receive official council approval.
However, conflict with the cathedral has been on-going and the Dean of Sheffield, the Very Rev Peter Bradley, gave the camp a final ultimatum to move or face legal action on November 5.
A court hearing will now take place on Thursday January 26 at Sheffield County Court.
The Very Rev Peter Bradley, told the Sheffield Star: “We will continue our discussions with Occupy Sheffield.
“We still hope to find a peaceful resolution to the protest on the Cathedral forecourt before the court hearing.
“As a responsible charity, the Cathedral Chapter has no option but to seek a small portion of the expense that this unfortunate action has incurred for the cathedral.”