Angel Yard is in Norwich, a medieval city in the East of England, UK. Norwich is 90 minutes away from London by train and 30 minutes’ drive from the nearest beach. Our two-thirds-of-an-acre site (approx. 0.27 hectares) is on Sussex Street, a Georgian and Victorian residential area close to the city centre. It used to be home to Sussex House but, following bomb damage, it became a mason’s yard and then an industrial unit. The site is a short walk from the River Wensum and Marriott’s Way, an off-road cycle and foot path. It’s close to Magdalen Street, a vibrant area with a rich mix of independent shops and cafes. There’s a zero-waste store, vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants, record and vintage shops, charity shops and supermarkets. Our first members came together in 2015 when we bought our main site, subsequently buying a plot of land next door at auction. Although the site originally had planning permission, we have decided to draw up a fresh application to bring the design up to date and reflect our wishes. Working with TOWN, developers of the award-winning Marmalade Lane cohousing community in Cambridge, we appointed Archio as our project architects in 2020. Our membership has grown fast in the last year, but there is space space for more. We’re now in the process of creating new site plans, which we hope to submit in early 2022.