Norwich City Council has money from capital receipts (generated from the sale of assets in 2015-16) to improve the small area in front of the city wall on Magpie Road.
Following the demolition of the building, the adjacent city wall has been attractively repaired. The area between the wall and the highway, however, could do with some sprucing up, so it is more accessible and provides a more attractive setting for the wall – an important part of the city’s heritage.
Our intention is to make this area into a public open space, one which is easy to maintain. The whole area will be resurfaced with specialised gravel paving and the current uneven surfaces levelled off, providing better access for all.
Wire gabions filled with stone to reflect the character of the city wall will be installed to screen the existing board fence, and provide seating.
The existing security fence and gates will be re-located to run parallel to number 4 Magpie Road to secure access to the rear of the wall and reduce opportunities for antisocial behaviour.
The work is scheduled to begin at the end of February and last four weeks.
We are confident the work will make a significant improvement to this area, providing a public open space and an attractive gateway to the city.