The Newcastle United Supporters Group, which says the club is selling the lease for land near the stadium, insists it wants to speak to any developers. A spokesman, Michael Martin, believes losing the plot, near the gallowgate end of the stadium, could restrict future expansion of the ground.
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Local MPs are now writing to the Prime Minister demanding that statutory redundancy is paid from another budget.