Vision looks to breathe new life into part of Norwich

King Street in Norwich. A vision for how the area could be developed is being pulled together.

King Street in Norwich. A vision for how the area could be developed is being pulled together.

Archant - June 2012

The public have had their say over what should be done to breathe new life into a key part of Norwich city centre - they want to see homes with gardens built, the river properly showcased and more done to encourage cultural activities.

A draft plan is being drawn up for the area around King Street and feedback from the public and businesses has revealed the enthusiasm for a blueprint aimed to attract investment into that part of Norwich.

Norwich City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) had asked people who live and work in the area to help plan for its future.

A series of open days and workshops have taken place in the area, with a project team, led by David Lock Associates, tasked with drawing up a vision and investment plan for the south city centre area.

The initial findings have been identified by the project team and the results of it will be revealed at a two-day public exhibition next week.

Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council says: “We’d like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to share with us their local knowledge as well as ideas and aspirations.

“We are confident that, by continuing to work together, we can identify projects that could give this vibrant area of the city an extra boost and, in time, attract a wealth of investment and prospects.”

Following the public exhibitions, people have until the middle of next month to give their views on the draft plan.

For the full story, see tomorrow’s Norwich Evening News.


  • The City Council destroyed the area with the wholesale demolition of everything between King St and Ber St,replacing this vibrant area with faceless masionettes.This socialist Council are clueless,bad decision after bad decision yet claim the historic nature of our city

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    Albert Cooper

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • Homes with gardens, good sound bites but the reality says more soviet style flats, with the occasion rabbit hutch.

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • On 2nd thoughts, these soviet type blocks might just be home from home for many of the tenants that fill them..

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • Historic, meaning slumlike? Matters of opinion I guess, but not everything new is bad.

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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