Blog: the omphalos in the room

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Is this the best example yet, in the ‘North Essex Garden Communities’ saga, of hyperbole? The land owner consortium behind the new town known as ‘West Tey’ has told the planning inspector that its proposal will be the omphalos of … Read More

Troubling decision-making

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A number of things trouble CAUSE about decision-making at Braintree last week: A continued tendency to play the person rather than the ball CAUSE has always relied on analysis and evidence.  However, our volunteer-funded research is ignored, as is our … Read More

Connected, please, not ‘garden’

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A group of nine north Essex residents travelled to Letchworth on 19 June, to attend the ConnectedCities and Garden Cities Alliance conference. It was striking how far removed our north Essex authourities are from the ‘connected cities’ approach.  In line … Read More

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