Anglia Square

Weston Homes' Scheme Cancelled

It’s been all over the news that Weston Homes have backed out of their plans to redevelop Anglia Square. Click here for our news page where we have collected all the news articles that have been published regarding the cancellation.

The Forum's position on Anglia Square

At our February 2022 meeting, forum members made a decision that the NOW Neighbourhood Forum would not take a view on the Weston Homes proposals, since we are aware that the views of our members vary significantly, and we did not have the resources to do the engagement that would be necessary to formulate an agreed view in the timescale that would be required.

Throughout the application process, we aimed to ensure the voice of the community was heard by letting you know about consultations, events or decisions, and giving you information to help you understand the plans and form your opinions.

The application was approved by the council’s planning committee on 27th April 2023, with development expected to start in early 2024. In February 2024, the developer announced that they would be cancelling the scheme. 

Anglia Square in the News

Here are some of the latest stories on Anglia Square in the News (list last updated 29/4/23):

The decision also features in various industry publications here, here, here, here and here.

Architects Journal 28/4/23: Broadway Malyan’s controversial reworked Norwich plans win go-ahead

EDP 28/4/23: Anglia Square redevelopment set to start in six months

BBC 28/4/23: Norwich Anglia Square plan approved by city council

Historic England 28/4/23: Historic England Disappointed at Anglia Square Decision

Norwich City Council 27/4/23: City council’s planning applications committee approves Anglia Square scheme

EDP 27/4/23: Norwich’s controversial Anglia Square development approved

EDP 27/4/23: Norwich: Shelter urges council to reject Anglia Square plans

Evening News 26/3/23: Norwich: Anglia Square plans must be approved, say city folk

Evening News 26/4/23: Poll: Should Norwich council approve Anglia Square plans?

EDP (letters) 25/4/23: Anglia Square proposal means bad news for renters in Norwich

EDP 23/4/23: Anglia Square proposal means bad news for renters in Norwich

EDP 21/4/23: Anglia Square redvelopment recommended for approval

EDP 25/3/23: Norwich Anglia Square revamp sparks further objections

YahooNews 25/3/23: Anglia Square revamp ‘fundamentally flawed’ claim as objections mount

Evening News 18/3/23: Norwich’s Anglia Square planning saga needs to end

Evening News 14/3/23: Norwich Anglia Square shopping centre revamp objections

EDP 12/3/23: Anglia Square’s Sovereign House is ugliest Norwich building

Evening News 3/2/23: Anglia Square community levy fears reignited in Norwich

EDP 25/1/23: Anglia Square decision expected before the summer

Evening News 12/1/23: Anglia Square’s Sovereign House staircase made safe

Evening News 7/1/23: New plan which could save Anglia Square backed

EDP 27/12/22: Norfolk nutrient neutrality new homes deadlock could end

EDP 21/10/22: Hopes of saving ‘medieval church’ remains from bulldozer are dashed

Evening News 13/10/22: ‘Left in limbo’: What now as Anglia Square proposal stutters?

EDP 20/9/22: Sewage concerns trigger objections to Anglia Square revamp

EDP 30/8/22: Revised Anglia Square plans criticised by Norwich MP

EDP 23/8/22: Anglia Square revamp plans changed – but objectors remain unswayed

 Evening News 11/8/22: Claims new Anglia Square flats will look like ‘rabbit hutches’

Evening News 20/7/22: Claims rival Anglia Square plan ‘will cost taxpayers £100m’

Evening News 12/7/22: Call for ‘joined-up’ strategy to protect city’s heritage amid housing boom

Evening News 11/7/22: New vision for Anglia Square to rival Weston Homes application

SAVE Britain’s Heritage: Leading archaeologists and historians back listing bid for Norwich Church

EDP 30/6/22: Will Anglia Square developer be spared levy of millions of pounds?

Evening News 21/6/22: Fears Anglia Square homes will heap pressure on city GP surgeries

EDP 14/6/22: Plans submitted to rip down former Anglia Square bank for flats – NOTE: This building is not owned by the Anglia Square developer.

Evening News 14/6/22: Hopes block on thousands of new homes can be lifted within months

EDP 14/6/22: Westminster Abbey archaeologist backs campaign to save Anglia Square church

EDP 7/6/22: ‘Fundamentally at odds’ – Historic England opposes Anglia Square plans

EDP 1/6/22: Heritage watchdog objects to Anglia Square redevelopment plans

Architects’ Journal 31/5/22: Broadway Malyan’s revised Norwich scheme sparks fresh objections

Evening News 12/5/22: Why has it taken 30 years to get Anglia Square redeveloped?

Evening News 10/5/22: Will Anglia Square redevelopment create its own new high street?

Evening News 8/5/22: Doctor’s surgery access fears raised during Anglia Square consultation

EDP 4/5/22: Protection plea after potential Anglia Square medieval church discovery

EDP 30/4/22: How two words left Norfolk’s plans for thousands of homes in limbo

Evening News 20/4/22: New plans unveiled for Norwich’s Anglia Square

The Alternative Scheme

You may have heard in the news about an alternative scheme drawn up by architects Ash Sakula on behalf of campaign group SAVE Britain’s Heritage.

Please note that no application has been submitted for this alternative scheme.  It is intended only to demonstrate the alternative those campaigners believe could be achieved on the site. 

The 2022 Anglia Square Application

Weston Homes submitted an application for the Anglia Square site in April 2022 and amendments in July 2022 and February 2023. To see the plans, click on the link to the left below, and if you need more help on where to find relevant documents, download the guide on the right.  

The Application

Screenshot of the Anglia Square Application Website

View the drawings and documents with other information about the application that was submitted by the applicant (Weston Homes) at this page on the city council’s website.

Guide to navigating the application

people looking over model of norwich over the wensum neighbourhood

We know that it can be difficult to find your way around the documents to find what you’re looking for, so this short guide written by our secretary Simeon Jackson may help. 

NOTE: the links in this guide have not been updated for the July 2022 or February 2023 amendments, and therefore only link to the April 2022 versions.