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There has been a planning application submitted (16/00933/FUL) to demolish the former Savoy Cinema in the centre of Newcastle and to build an 11 storey block of student accommodation in its place. This site is in the Newcastle Town Centre Conservation Area, adjacent to our iconic Guildhall and in close proximity to St Giles Church.

The unsympathetic height, mass and design of the proposed building is unlikely to compliment  or enhance the centre of our market town which consists mainly of three storey Georgian / Victorian buildings.

The Civic Society is strongly objecting to these proposals.

If you feel that this proposed development will detract from the character, ambiance and domestic scale of our Town Centre Conservation Area we urge you to make your views known too.

For further information visit –

publicaccess.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk and type Savoy in the search box