The Norwich Society

Future norwich Consultations

The Future of Norwich City Centre

A report from 2019 with ideas and proposals to promote discussion and fresh thinking.


Anglia Square

Following the Secretary of State’s refusal of permission for the previous scheme in 2020, and the abandonment of the developer’s initial application for judicial review, we have been heartened by the willingness of all parties to look afresh at the challenge and opportunity that Anglia Square offers. It is much to the credit of both the City Council and the developer that an extensive programme of public engagement is now under way. The Society is participating fully in this process. We have joined the Community Design Panel which is currently being facilitated by Design South East and to date have also had three productive meetings with the developer’s design team.

We are committed to working constructively in this process in the search for a solution that could enhance the city and be brought to fruition. In our estimation it would be a collective failing on all our parts if history repeated itself here.