CAUSE has worked with planning consultants, urban designers and transport consultants to build the following evidence base.

Examination in Public of North Essex Garden Communities 2018


Evidence for additional hearing day, May 9 2018

CAUSE notes of the day:   NOTES 9 May 2018 Additional Hearing Day

Click here for our Hearing Statement: CAUSE May 9th Hearing Statement RESUBMISSION-FINAL

Click here for legal opinion prepared for CAUSE:  Counsel’s opinion Thursday 12 April 2018

PWC commercial review of garden communities referred to in hearing statement: PWC report 16 Dec 2016

Comments on North Herts Study:  May 9 Additional comments N Herts study CAUSE

Garden communities funding application referred to: HCA Garden Town Capacity Funding Submission

Monks Wood paper (analysis of sustainability appraisal), not accepted by the Inspector:  Appendix 4 SA Analysis Monks Wood 9 April


Click here for our papers prepared for the first six days of the examination, held January 2018:


And appendices:

Matter 6 zAppendix 3 NEGC letter

Matter 4 zAttachment 2 on Council’s 2008 views

Matter 1 zAttachment 1 Lightwood’MonksWood’Opinion

West Tey Issues & Options DPD Consultation January 2018

For our response, click here:  West Tey DPD framework response

For our addendum, following the Examination in Public, click here: West Tey DPD addendum

Monks Wood

Letter of concern to Braintree re Monks Wood:  Monks Wood BDC letter 21 Oct 2016 FINAL

Hearing statements etc on Inspector’s page:   Monks Wood examination papers etc

BradwellPattiswick Neighbourhood Plan – Reg 14 for consultation:  BradPattNP Reg 14 Draft_v1_51

Miscellaneous papers

Why West Tey is too big to succeed:  Click here to read “Small is Beautiful”

CAUSE response to DCLG Locally-led New Towns legislation consultation:   CAUSE response to consultation on locally led Development Corporations Dec 2017 FINAL

Commercial review of NEGC by PWC (redacted): PWCNorth Essex report_Final Report R2_Redacted (003)

32,000 extra seats on trains promised in the Abellio franchise.  Really?   CAUSE’s rail consultant investigates:  How many extra seats?

Consultation on the Publication Local Plan, summer 2017:

CAUSE 2017 Part 1 Consultation response

For a summary, click here:  Part 1 response 2017 one-page summary

Viability update Feb 2018:  West Tey Viability update Feb 2018

*See also the full papers on constraints to the expansion of capacity on the Great Eastern Mainline here:

Rail constraints, by Jonathan Tyler May 2017

Rail franchise, by Jonathan Tyler, May 2017


Preferred Options consultation, 2016:

CAUSE Preferred Options consultation response September 2016