Decision details

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council and Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the results of the consultation event held in July 2019 together with the options appraisal, and;


To consider a direction of travel in terms of the future use of Martello Towers D and E, west seafront, Clacton-on-Sea.


(a)       That Officers seek grant funds and technical assistance from regulatory bodies in order to proceed with the conservation and conversion of both Tower E and Tower D in accordance with the supporting information provided in the Officer’s report; and


(b)       That in the event that grant funding is not secured within one year Officers will proceed to the marketing of both Towers with a long lease for an appropriate conversion and use that contributes to the vitality of the seafront with a bias towards financial viability in terms of Tower D and a bias towards a financially sustainable community dimension in terms of Tower E.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable a direction of travel to be decided in terms of the future use of Martello Towers D and E.

Alternative options considered:

To not agree to the urgent works and future considerations and request further options be explored;


Or do nothing further and allow the continued deterioration of the Towers.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 21/05/2020

Date of decision: 20/05/2020

Date comes into force if not called in: 30/05/2020

Call-in deadline date: 29/05/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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