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NEWCASTLE UNITED KICKS OFF PLANNING UPROAR

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Newcastle city councillors are in the middle of a row between Newcastle United football club and its supporters and...
Newcastle city councillors are in the middle of a row between Newcastle United football club and its supporters and other residents over the clubs' plans to build a new super stadium on an historic green space in the city centre.

The Independent (p6) reports that the club wants to build a 55,000 seater stadium on Castle Leazes moor, which has been in common ownership for over 700 years.

City councillors were given a preview of the club's plans on Wednesday night and many, according to the paper, emerged undecided.

Liberal democrat opposition leader John Shipley called for a referendum of city taxpayers on whether the stadium should go head.

Geoff O'Brien, a Labour councillor, told the paper: 'This is a very dramatic development and it is true that the club has taken steps to try and minimise any damage the development might have on the area.

'But at the end of the day it is not something I can support. The bottom line is it is going to involve a loss of open space on Castle Leazes.'

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