Boat shed 

PLANS have been submitted to build a boat shed in front of an historic Grade II listed building.

The applicant has put forward the plans to construct the shed in front of The Vines, in Wivenhoe’s Quay.

Estimated to date back as far as the late 17th century, The Vines boasts four glamorous Georgian style sash windows and a central front door.

The road outside the building is 7.5m wide with a jetty leading to the foreshore area of the Colne Estuary.

The plans will see the shed built in the north-east of the foreshore garden, within the building’s conservation area.

The Quay is part of the historic core of Wivenhoe and has ten listed buildings throughout its length.

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New tennis court

A TENNIS court could be built within the grounds of a Grade II listed building under new plans.

The surface will be laid in the ground of Layer Breton Hall, off Colchester Road, Layer Breton.

It would be based in the garden of the imposing country home which offers substantial and beautiful grounds.

The plans seek to change the use of amenity land and see the construction of a hard surfaced tennis court and associated development.

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Car parking area

PLANS to build a new car parking area at a rifle range have been submitted.

The Secretary of State for Defence has put forward the plan to construct a 860 metres squared car park area at Fingringhoe Ranges, in Lodge Lane, Fingringhoe.

It will see the concrete access road replaced with an area for vehicles to park in.

The works are not expected to disturb residents, with the nearest dwelling located more than half a kilometre away from the site.

Working hours at the site will be determined by an agreement with Landmarc Support Services in due course.