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Petition over Anglia Square revamp plans delivered directly into the hands of city council leader

PUBLISHED: 11:22 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:48 06 July 2018

Ian Gibson, Pipa Clements, Gail Mayhew and Lili Premilovich deliver a petition over Anglia Square to City Hall. Picture: David Hannant

Ian Gibson, Pipa Clements, Gail Mayhew and Lili Premilovich deliver a petition over Anglia Square to City Hall. Picture: David Hannant

David Hannant

A petition with more than 500 signatures asking Norwich City Council to knock back the latest scheme for Anglia Square has been delivered directly into the hands of its leader.

A group, including former MP Ian Gibson, had planned to either hand their petition to a council officer or into the City Hall mailbox.

However, when city council leader Alan Waters emerged to greet school visitors on the steps, the campaigners grasped the opportunity to hand it directly to him.

Gail Mayhew, chairman of the Cathedral, Magdalen and St Augstine’s Forum, who led the group, said: “I think the plans have been developed with the wrong set of ambitions.

“We are not against redeveloping the Anglia Square area, but believe these plans are too high, bundled together and will destroy one of the most historic areas of the city.”

However, housebuilder Weston Homes say the plans would transform the area and enhance the community.

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