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:









Rail capacity update

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This is a report by Jonathan Tyler of Passenger Transport Networks commissioned by CAUSE.   It concludes that the required increase to 32 trains per hour into Liverpool Street to meet forecast demand is not achievable: RAIL CONSTRAINTS Introduction This paper summaries … Read More

Essex County Council elections

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Click here to see the May 2017 Essex County Council local election candidates and previous votes per division: ECC election candidates 2017 CAUSE aims to establish the view each candidate with relation to West Tey and will publish candidate opinion … Read More

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