Consultation on New Conservation Area Appraisals

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. One of these actions was for Officers to update the Conservation Area Appraisals which already exist.

The next five new Conservation Area Appraisals are:

  • Harwich Old Town,
  • Frinton and Walton,
  • Manningtree and Mistley
  • Brightlingsea
  • Great Bentley

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:

  • Harwich Old Town Conservation Area Management Plan, SEE LINK
  • Frinton and Walton Conservation Area Management Plan, SEE LINK
  • Manningtree and Mistley Conservation Area Management Plan, SEE LINK
  • Brightlingsea Conservation Area Management Plan, SEE LINK 
  • Great Bentley Conservation Area Management Plan, SEE LINK

The Council is hosting a six week public consultation which will run from Monday 3rd October to 5PM on Monday 14th November. 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:

Brightlingsea - The Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, CO7 0BP - 10th October 2022
Harwich Old Town - Harwich Masonic Hall, 42 Ferndale Road, Harwich, CO12 3BP - 13th October 2022
Frinton & Walton - The Columbine Centre, Prince's Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8PZ - 14th October 2022
Great Bentley - Michael Wright Room, The Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, CO7 8LG - 19th October 2022
Manningtree & Mistley - Foundry Court, Colchester Road, Manningtree, CO11 1EJ - 20th October 2022

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?

If you would like to make comments on the Conservation Area Appraisals 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 – sends e-mail)

For more information on this, please contact William Fuller on 01255686188 or


Last updated on: 03/10/2022 - 08:15