Submission from CAUSE:
Water SP5: Section 1 NEGC
North Essex is an area of water stress, surrounded by other areas of stress, where rivers and aquifers are under pressure from development and climate change.
We have looked at the Section 1 evidence base with regards to water supply and water treatment. We have no confidence in the underlying assumptions, nor the suggested solutions. The North Essex Authorities' (NEA) evidence has not ruled out adverse effects on the integrity of European coastal Habitats Sites and therefore on this basis we quesion whether the Plan should proceed.