Tendring’s Heritage Strategy

Tendring District Council and Essex County Council Place Services have been working together to prepare a Heritage Strategy for the District.

The Strategy can be found here.

What does the Heritage Strategy Do?

Tendring is a significant district within Essex with a unique and diverse heritage to celebrate. As a fundamental aspect of the District’s environmental infrastructure, and its tourism, heritage has a major role to play in Tendring’s future. At the same time it is constantly evolving in response to our understanding of and interaction with the historic environment and the demands of modern life. It is also an irreplaceable resource. Therefore, it is vital to assess heritage alongside the wider factors which influence it, in order to fully understand it and to ensure its proper preservation and management. This will ensure that Tendring’s heritage, and in particular its historic environment, makes a positive contribution to shaping sustainable communities and maintaining the District’s unique qualities throughout its future growth.

Tendring has over 1000 designated heritage assets and many other historic buildings and archaeological features of interest. This Strategy is a platform to promote all of these heritage assets, understand the people who value them and enhance the manner in which they can be conserved and appreciated. This will provide a robust base of knowledge to inform their future preservation and enjoyment.

Have your say about Heritage in Tendring District

As part of the preparation of the Heritage Strategy, the Council is asking you for your views on the Strategy.

Here are some questions to get you started:

  •        What makes Tendring unique, and how can this be celebrated?
  •        Why do people visit Tendring?
  •        What threats face Tendring’s Heritage?
  •        Do you think this document outlines these key aspects of Tendring’s heritage, and does it provide a baseline for future promotion?

The public consultation will run from Monday 18 November 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020. 

There will be a public exhibition about the Heritage Strategy at the Council Chamber in the Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley, CO16 9AJ on Tuesday 3 December from 16:00 to 20:00. Officers will be on hand to explain the Strategy and answer any questions you may have.

Please Note: The Council has been made aware of a typographical error on page 10 of the Heritage Strategy. A placeholder is shown where some text should have been added by officers. We would like to thank those who brought this oversight to our notice. The text to be inserted should have read:

“The unique heritage of our district provides a rich, often hidden landscape that informs what it is to live here in the 21st century. This strategy identifies those historic features and aims to celebrate and enhance the heritage of Tendring”.


If you would like to make comments on the Strategy please either;

Write to us at – Tendring District Council Planning Policy Team, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE

Email us at –planning.policy@tendringdc.gov.uk.

For more information on this, please contact William Fuller on 01255 686 188 or wfuller@tendringdc.gov.uk

Last updated on: 21/11/2022 - 16:47