A vision for the future development of Dovercourt has been approved by senior councillors today (Friday, 19 July).

The Dovercourt Rediscovered masterplan was approved and adopted by Tendring District Council’s Cabinet, paving the way for long-term improvements to the area.

Numerous projects – the ‘Dovercourt Twenty’ – are identified in the work, carried out by consultants, and Tendring District Council (TDC) officers have now been tasked with bringing forward business cases for three of them.

Mary Newton, TDC Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth, said Dovercourt Rediscovered highlighted a bright future for the area.

“This masterplan sets out a vibrant and exciting vision for the future of Dovercourt, and one I hope our partners, businesses and residents can all get behind,” Cllr Newton said.

“I look forward to now seeing and evaluating business cases for projects within it, and hope we can progress Dovercourt Rediscovered – while recognising it is a long-term initiative.

“With neighbouring Historic Harwich preparing for Mayflower 400 and hopes for long-term tourism boost, it is right that Dovercourt also both supports and benefits from this too.”

The Dovercourt Twenty consists not only of redevelopment projects but also proposes events such as festivals and open air cinema, and more formal town centre management.