No one would ever describe Anglia Square as pretty, Sovereign House, which has stood empty for 20 years, is a classic example of urban neglect.
Built in the 1960's in the Brutalist style - Anglia Square was never actually finished and is gradually fallen into disrepair.
Few would deny that Anglia Square is in need of a face lift. But it's the manner in which it's done that is the main bone of contention.
Norwich is very proud of its skyline with its medieval cathedrals and castle and historic city hall. Critics have concerns the new development will drastically alter this.
The £300 million development would provide new homes, shops and leisure facilities - with a 20 storey high tower block.
Norwich, like every city, needs more affordable houses. Of the 1250 homes planned for the Anglia Square development just 120 would be affordable.
Today (6 December) Norwich City Council agreed to grant planning permission. Historic England say they will now take this to the Secretary of State.