As you are probably already aware, the North city is a development priority for Norwich City Council. There are plans in the pipeline for the redevelopment of the Anglia Square and the surrounding brownfield sites and public space improvement has already begun with the implementation of the "Gyratory" one-way system for St Augustines Street.
When it comes down to it, though, it is we, the people of Norwich, who define the place by the shops we run, the places we choose to use and care for, and the personal character which each one of us gives it, rather than simply what developers choose to build. Where property is in shared ownership, public, or is currently unoccupied, we must have a collaborative effort to consciously define the place in a way which is appropriate to all our needs.
With this in mind, there will be a visioning session for anyone with an interest in St Augustines Street on Wednesday 26th October 2011 at 6pm. Meet at the Corner of St. Augustines and Pitt Street, in front of the furniture shop.
We will be looking at what kind of personality we want the area to have, and how we can encourage the type of development that would create that personality. Are there any types of shops which would revitalise the street whilst bringing cash into the area? How can we improve the local economy in a sustainable way?
The full blog post on This Low Carbon Life explains more. Simeon Jackson
Please let me know whether or not you will be coming at firstname.lastname@example.org or for any other questions or comments you may have.