Consultation on New Conservation Area Appraisals and Local List Criteria

On the 20th March 2020 Cabinet agreed to formally adopt the Council’s Heritage Strategy. This Strategy contained a number of actions which were envisaged to be carried out by the Council and its partners throughout the lifetime of the Strategy. Two of these actions were for Officers to update the Conservation Area Appraisals we have and prepare a ‘Local List’ of non-designated heritage assets within the District.

The first five new Conservation Area Appraisals are:

  • Clacton Seafront
  • Dovercourt
  • Thorpe-le-Soken
  • Thorpe Station and Malting
  • St Osyth

The Conservation Area Appraisals contain details of why these areas are special and will help planning officers, residents and developers better understand what is important about these Conservation Area. The Appraisals also put forward management proposals for each of the Conservation Areas which could include; changes to the boundary, recognising non-designated buildings and promoting information about each Conservation Area.

The draft Conservation Area Appraisals can be viewed at the following links:

Another action form the Heritage Strategy was for the Council to adopt a list of non-designated heritage assets. These are buildings and structures which have a local rather than national importance in terms of heritage value. The first part of preparing such a ‘Local List’ is to identify the criteria to which each of these buildings and structures will be assessed against.

The criteria for the Local List and Nomination Proforma can be found at the below links:

The Council is hosting a six week public consultation which will run from Monday 4th July to 5PM on Monday 15th August. There will also be a public exhibition event held in each of the settlements. These in-person consultation events will run from 15:00 – 19:00 on the following dates:

  • Clacton-On-Sea - Essex Hall, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE - 11th July
  • Dovercourt - Dovercourt & Harwich Hub, 276 High Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3PD - 12th July
  • Thorpe-le-Soken - WI Hall, High Street, Thorpe-le-Soken, CO16 0EF - 14th July
  • St Osyth - St Osyth Village Hall, Clacton Road, St Oysth, CO16 8PE - 18th July

Here are some questions to get you started:

What makes there Conservation Areas unique, and do you have any local information about these Conservation Areas that we may have missed?

Do the suggested boundaries best suit the Conservation Areas?

What threats face these Conservation Areas?

What do you think about the proposed criteria against which new locally listed heritage assets are to be set??

If you would like to make comments on the Conservation Area Appraisals or Local List Criteria please either;

  • Write to us at – Tendring District Council Planning Policy Team, Planning Department, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE, or;
  • Email us at –

For more information on this, please contact William Fuller on 01255 686 188 or

Last updated on: 13/07/2022 - 09:00