Scheme will include 1,200 homes and a new 200-bed hotel

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Weston Homes has submitted a planning application to develop the rundown Anglia Square site in the north of Norwich.

Working with landowner Columbia Needle, the Essex-based housebuilder’s plans for the 1.2 million ft² site include 1,200 homes, 10% of which would be classed as affordable and designated for low-income households.

Other amenities in the proposal include 40 new retail units, a new 200 bed hotel and a new leisure quarter, including a multi-screen cinema.

There would also be a new multi-storey car park providing 600 shopper parking spaces, while the project allows for 75% of the newly-built homes to have residential parking.

Bob Weston, Weston Homes’ chief executive and chairman, said “extensive discussions” with the city council and local people had lasted two years.

He added: “Historically Anglia Square has been subject to several abandoned or stalled proposals. We are committed to changing this and providing a successful future for the site.”