Dovercourt Town Centre Improvement Corridor

Government notified the Council in January 2023 that its Dovercourt Town Centre Improvement Corridor bid was unsuccessful for LUF, but on 15 March 2023 Government announced the bid was successful in a sister fund, ‘Capital Regeneration Projects’ (CRP). The funding from Government comprises:

Kingsway improvements: A major investment into the appearance of Dovercourt Town Centre to improve the visitor experience and support local businesses.

Learning and library project: The Adult Community Learning skills centre will return to Dovercourt town within a refurbished library, increasing the opportunities for residents to benefit from courses locally.

Town centre works: Demolish an out-of-date multi-storey car park at Milton Road and replace or refurbish it.

Homes: Build new, well-built social homes to replace two derelict sites in Victoria Steet.

Upcoming road closures

A series of drainage surveys and trial holes will to be carried out along Kingsway and the section of High Street between Holly Close and Station Road in Dovercourt throughout April and May 2024, starting on Sunday 7 April 2024.

All surveys will take place overnight, Sunday to Thursday, between 7pm and 6.30am to limit disruption. No surveys will take place overnight on Fridays or Saturdays.

Varying traffic management will be in place during the surveys, including potential full overnight road closures between 7 April and 26 April and temporary traffic lights between 29 April and 18 May, to ensure the safety of workers and the public. Where full closures are required, a signed diversion route will be in place via Main Road, Parkeston Road and the A120. The full diversion route can be found on the website.

Residents will be able to access their properties throughout the closures and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Local residents and business will be informed of these surveys via posted letters.

For the latest information about the surveys and the Dovercourt Public Realm Scheme, please visit  If you have any questions, please email

High Street Accelerator Project

This is a separate scheme with funding specifically for High Street. A new independent forum is being set up to deliver interventions from this.


A consultation on the initial designs for public realm improvements to Kingsway has now closed and the consultation report has been published by Essex Highways.