Many Newcastle United supporters have rallied in one united voice to potential changes being made outside of St. James’ Park.
Proposals were lodged in the summer for plans to build hundreds of flats, offices and a hotel on the ground next to St James. Park, in what could be a £120million redevelopment project of Strawberry Place.
Toon owner Mike Ashley sold the ground to Helios Investment Partners and Marrico Asset Management LLP earlier this year for a reported £9m.
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Newcastle United Supporters Trust have recently added their name to the growing list of hundreds of objections already placed, with the NUST claiming (via the Northern Echo) that the proposed plans for Strawberry Place would obscure a “defining feature of the Newcastle skyline”.
The NUST’s objection was filed with the Newcastle City Council at the start of the month and stated that views of St. James’ Park must remain possible and should be protected, which such changes would prevent.
Helios Investment Partners and Marrico Asset Management LLP’s project would include a 21-storey building, which includes 204 apartments, as well as a 13-storey hotel, which features 200 rooms, and a 10-storey residential building.
Newcastle fans have also voiced concerns that such a redevelopment project would indefinitely rule out the possibility of the Magpies ever upgrading the capacity of the Gallowgate End of the stadium.
Many are now filling their own objections to the plans, and joining the hundreds to have already done so.
Here are some of the reactions shared…
Done, we have to stop this greedy man from ruining our club/city any further than what he’s been allowed to already #ASHLEYOUT
— K B (@koolmacher) October 14, 2019
The city dosnt have a skyline without the stadium being there..
— david drape (@DrapeDavid) October 14, 2019
Done! We need to stick together with this. It takes 5 minutes!! #NUFC
— Jacquelyn (@Jacquelyn1967) October 14, 2019
Done! Losing the ability to see the stadium when getting off the bus or while on the train home would be a disaster!!! The excitement is still the same now as when I was a kid
— Chris Irving (@cirving18) October 14, 2019
Guess who is destroying not only the football club but now also the city!!! You guessed it.
— TMW (@TilehurstsOwn) October 14, 2019
Objection completed ??
— Craig (@Burnard7Burnie) October 14, 2019
Surely this is the one thing all fans can agree on , it only takes 5 mins
— The Magpie Group (@MagpieGroupNUFC) October 14, 2019
Done – takes 5 minutes to register and object… Do it for the sake of the city. This is bigger than football !
— Graeme Dougal (@bigGraemeD) October 14, 2019