CAUSE’s 10-point Plan


Find more information on alternatives to the garden towns on our Conference page:  CAUSE Conferences

The Metro Concept

CAUSE was challenged by MPs to create a different vision for north Essex.  Supported by a team of experts we came up with the ‘Metro’ concept.  It supports the local economy, is based around under-utilised transport and locates houses near to jobs.

For more information, please click here:   MetroPresentation

Consultants’ reports below.

Metro Plan what is it

The plan was prepared by a team which included:

  • Dr Nicholas Falk (internationally recognised urban designer and winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize);
  • Tim Pharoah, Transport Consultant;
  • Joanna Chambers, Planning Consultant;
  • Jonathan Tyler, Railway Consultant;
  • Alan Stones, Architect and Urban Designer

To find out more, please click below for full reports:


Overview Colchester Metro Plan

CAUSE vision versus West Tey matrix


Jonathan Tyler CAUSE Report FINAL

Tim Pharoah Living Transport report for CAUSE FINAL


CAUSE is a co-founder of ‘A Better Way’, principles for good development:









Democratic deficit?

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CAUSE has concerns about community engagement during Colchester’s Preferred Options consultation.  We have written to Colchester’s ‘Democratic Services’ team setting out our concerns: community-engagement-letter-for-colchester-27-sep We have also sent this letter to the Essex County Standard today: “Dear Sir We have … Read More

Pattiswick under concrete?

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Residents of Pattiswick have been out with the staple guns…  For the story in the Braintree & Witham Times, click here (and note that the proposal document from Lightwood states 15,000 homes, not 5,000 as they told the reporter): Say … Read More

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