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:









Visions for Growth Press Release

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The Campaign Against Urban Sprawl in Essex (CAUSE) has recently appointed planning and transport consultants to investigate alternatives to a 15,000-home ‘garden settlement’ or new town that is being considered between Marks Tey and Coggeshall. Many local residents believe that … Read More

CAUSE Press Coverage

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  East Anglian Daily Times, Wednesday 9th December 2015 North Essex shares £1.1m national funding pot to build 35,000 new homes.    Click here to read full article…   Essex Chronicle, Friday 25 September 2015 A FLEDGLING pressure group has hired … Read More

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