Statement from Norwich City Council
Today, 21 March 2019, Norwich City Council received formal notification that the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government has decided to exercise his powers under section 77 of the 1990 Act and call-in the Anglia Square planning application for his own determination.
A spokesperson for Norwich City Council said:
“We are very disappointed by this news. Not only will it substantially delay progress on a site in desperate need of development, but also make it very unlikely that Norwich will be able to benefit from the £12.2m of government funds already allocated to this development. This money would have been used to accelerate the development of the site.
“An independent inspector will now be appointed by the secretary of state to consider the planning application. The inspector will then advise the secretary of state who will then make the final decision on the future of the Anglia Square site.”