The Tendring District is 33,740 hectares in size (approximately 130 square miles), with a population of 138,100 (2011). It has 60km of coastline and manages 19km using its permissive coast protection powers.

At 1 in 3, the District has the highest proportion of pensioners in the East of England. 1 in 7 people live in a deprived area and 1 in 5 children live in poverty. Tendring has better than average local authority housing and a higher number of elderly are looked after and supported at home.

Clacton-on-Sea is a bustling but affordable seaside resort. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier, arcades, the Princes and the Westcliff Theatres, a golf course, seafront walks, water sports and an airfield offering pleasure flights. The main shopping area contains many of the more familiar national chains, independent stores as well as a variety of eateries. Just outside of town is Clacton Factory Outlet offering a wide range of individual stores with famous name brands at discounted prices. A renaissance of the seafront is underway in the form of a £36 million pound coastal defence project from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven covering 5kms creating 22 new glorious beaches in separate bays which can be enjoyed at all states of the tide. With easy links by road, train, coach, ferry and plane and the centre of London only an hour or so away, makes it an easily accessible destination.

The port of Harwich is a must-see destination for history-lovers. It is the place where the Pilgrim Fathers built the Mayflower and where its captain, Christopher Jones, hailed from. Visit the yard where the Mayflower Project is underway with the building of a replica of the famous ship that sailed to America and see the work in progress. The plan is to sail to America in 2020 for the 400th anniversary. Harwich is not just any port. Not only is it the UK's second busiest passenger ferry port, its harbour, which is the largest between the Humber, in the north of England, and London, was created by a storm surge in the 1100s, a quirk of fate that gave rise to the area’s long and fascinating seafaring history. The attractive old town was built on a grid pattern, in the 13th Century, by the Earl of Norfolk, to exploit its strategic position at the mouth of the Stour/Orwell estuary. The famous seafarers Hawkins, Drake and Frobisher all sailed from Harwich during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I on various expeditions.

Tendring District Council Local guidance Countywide / Subregional Not currently available
Local Development Plan      
Adopted Local Plan    
Draft Local Plan    
Development Viability      
Developer Contributions       
Greater Essex Growth and Infrastructure Framework (GIF)      
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)    
Development and Urban Design      
Neighbourhood planning    
Planning Policy    
Design Guidance    
Parking Policy    
Health and Wellbeing      
Health Impact Assessment(HIA)    
Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings    
National Space Standards    
Essex Insight Public Health Profile    
Open Space Appraisal      
Open Space Strategy      
Playing Pitch Assessment      
Climate Change and Flood Risk      
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)      
Water Cycle Study      
Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP)    
Sustainable Drainage Systems Design Guide    
Environment Quality      
Landscape Character Assessment    
Green Space Strategy      
Historic Characterisation    
Local Wildlife Site Review    
Conservation Appraisal    
Transport and Communications Infrastructure      
Highways Standards      
Cycling Strategy    
Local Transport Plan    
Protected Lanes    
Economy & Retails      
Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA)    
Retail Needs Assessment    
Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)    
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)    
Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment    
Green Belt      
Green Belt Functions Assessment    
Green Belt Landscape Assessment    
Green Belt Boundary Review    

Page updated: 30/09/2019

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