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Controversial advertising boards given the go ahead.

September 18th, 2010 | 72 Comments |

The Gallowgate - Soon be sporting three new signs.
The Gallowgate - Soon be sporting three new signs.
There has been a bit of a storm brewing at St James’ Park over the last few weeks, and it is six advertising boards that have been the in the eye of it.

Controversial plans to stick some advertising signs to the side of the St James’ Park were given the go ahead yesterday despite the plans attracting more that 23,700 objections, including objections from as far a field as Malaysia.

But now Newcastle City Council have agreed the planning application submitted bby the club which will see three new signs attached to the Milburn Stand and another three signs attached to St James’ Park on the outside of the Gallowgate End with the long term aim being to increase commercial revenue coming into the club. (more…)


What is the big deal with these advertising signs?

September 7th, 2010 | 178 Comments |

An old photo of the current signs.
An old photo of the current signs.
I have stayed pretty quiet with regard to these new advertising boards we could possibly end up with outside St James’ Park, until now.

There seems to be a movement that is dead set against them, which is fine as everyone has their own opinion and that, but I honestly don’t see what all the fuss is about.

The NUST, True Faith and a number of other sites are gearing up their own various bits and bobs to raise objections to it, including giving everyone the link so thay can make an objection to the planning application themselves. The theory being that the more people that object to the planning proposal, then the greater the chance of the proposals being rejected. In the interests of balance, you can e-mail any objections you may have to planning.control@newcastle.gov.uk. (more…)