Historic England vows to take £300m Norwich tower fight to housing secretary


Heritage group says planned 20-storey tower will blight views

Historic England has said it will fight the decision to give Broadway Malyan’s controversial £300m scheme in the heart of Norwich the green light by asking housing secretary James Brokenshire to step in and run the rule over it.

The Anglia Square project, which is being developed by housebuilder Weston Homes and landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has received a resolution to grant planning permission from the city council.

But the government heritage advisor said it will write to Brokenshire before Christmas demanding he call in the scheme.

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