Anglia Square public inquiry to start on 28 January 2020


On 21 March 2019 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government called-in the Anglia Square planning application for his own determination. The controversial scheme would include 1234 dwellings, a leisure quarter, cinema, car parks and a hotel being built on the site of the existing deteriorated Anglia Square. The main sticking point is the proposed 20 storey tower which some argue, including Historic England, that it would be ‘profoundly unsympathetic to the character of Norwich’.

The public inquiry will begin on 28 January and is expected to last four weeks during which an inspector will hear the arguments on both sides of the table before making a recommendation to the communities secretary on whether or not should the proposal be approved.