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Council leader welcomes extra beach huts for Clacton
11:00am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
EIGHT beach huts will be built on an empty site on Clacton seafront.
Tendring Council will use a concrete platform on Kings Promenade, near Trafalgar Road, to site the new huts, after plans got the go-ahead.
The beach huts will be named after the town’s old lifeboats.
Part of the area will continue to be used by the neighbouring seafront kiosk as a picnic area.
Council leader Peter Halliday said: “We have more than 3,000 beach huts around our coastline and they prove very popular with both residents and people from outside the area.
“Although we do not have a waiting list as such they are snapped up pretty quickly and are a valuable part of our offer on our seafronts.
"Any increase in the number we have in this popular location is to be welcomed.”