Cllr. Alex Philips & Cllr. Tom Druitt

BH2020/03247 – Norfolk Square Gardens


7th January 2021:

I am writing to you on behalf of myself and Cllr Tom Druitt, copied in here, to support the proposed art installation on Norfolk Square Gardens.


As we understand it, the planning application has gone in for the art installation on Norfolk Square Gardens and the artist Steve Geliot has undergone all the pre planning work and has got the support of Heritage and city parks etc.


Furthermore, the Norfolk Square Friends Group have been very careful to garner feedback and support for the project throughout the process of selecting a suitable art piece for the area between the kiosk. This is with the aim of transforming a rundown area, and turning it in to a landmark that acts as a gateway to bring people passing by into the Gardens. And rather than be a block to peoples’ view, it would introduce passers-by to the space, and create interest in what at the moment is a drab run down area.


It is fair to say that of the large number of people that have seen the plans for the dolphins no one has cited size as a problem and the clear majority are very much in favour of the installation and await its arrival with much anticipation.