A CONSULTATION on a list of local heritage assets in the Dengie has now closed.

The draft list, which includes sites in Althorne, Cold Norton, North Fambridge, Purleigh and Stow Maries, was approved for public comment by Maldon District Council at the start of the year.

A spokesman said: “The Maldon district contains over 1,000 nationally listed buildings which are protected by law.

“It has also been recognised that there are many historic buildings which, although they may not meet the criteria for national listing, possess local value because of their architectural and historic interest.

“The council is developing lists to identify and celebrate these locally important buildings in each parish.”

All the responses will be put together and presented to Maldon District Council’s planning and licensing committee on April 11.