A BID to make Harwich an innovation hub for offshore renewable energy is top of the agenda as council bosses seek to boost economic growth across Tendring.

Work is underway by Tendring Council to investigate the key regeneration projects in the district that could help when applying for future funding and grants.

The initiative for a Innovation and Incubation Centre for Harwich hopes to provide high specification work space for new and established businesses working in the marine, logistics, engineering and offshore renewable sectors.

Council leader Mick Page hopes to expand the list of projects in a bid to regenerate the area and boost the economy.

He told a cabinet meeting last Friday: “This is all about making our economic development strategy real."