First public consultation on Anglia Square plans held in Norwich

Anglia Square where big changes are being planned. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Anglia Square where big changes are being planned. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The first of three chances to quiz developers on ambitious plans to overhaul Anglia Square has been held in Norwich.

The public exhibition on the Anglia Square proposals on Magdalen Street. Picture: Archant staff

The public exhibition on the Anglia Square proposals on Magdalen Street. Picture: Archant staff - Credit: Archant

While the major scheme is in its infancy, the blueprint so far includes the demolition of Anglia Square, the former stationery office Sovereign House and Gildengate House.

The revamped site would include more than 1,000 homes and both a new multi-storey car park and cinema.

Shopping centre owners Columbia Threadneedle and Weston Homes last night held the first of a trio of consultations, where the public were encouraged to suggest ideas and raise concerns.

The design for the new homes in Anglia Square

The design for the new homes in Anglia Square - Credit: Archant

More than 80 people are thought to have visited yesterday's consultation.


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Roger Brookes, who lives on Silver Road, was among them, and said: 'I'm definitely in support of seeing something change – it looks tired and a breath of fresh air would go down well.

'Obviously, though, we have been here before, so it just depends on whether it goes ahead.'

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Another visitor, who did not wish to be named, said it was 'about time' something changed.

The final two exhibitions will be held at Unit 86 in Magdalen Street later this week – the first will run from 3pm to 6pm today and the second from 10am to 2pm tomorrow.

Those interested will then have two weeks, until December 16, to feed their comments back to the organisers.

Earlier this week, we asked our readers what they thought should be built at Anglia Square.

The suggestions ranged from street fountains and a nature reserve to a speedway stadium.

What do you think of the Anglia Square plans? Write, giving full contact details, to EDP Letters, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE or email edpletters@archant.co.uk

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