Magpies fans fear that planned student flats on land close to St James' Park in the city centre could prevent any future expansion of the stadium
Newcastle United's future development could be thwarted by student accommodation earmarked next to St James' Park, fans fear.
Toon fans worry that future expansion will be "shackled" by two student accommodation blocks planned opposite the stadium.
The application to build a nine-storey, 172-bed block and an 11-storey, 218-bed block on Strawberry Place has received a number of objections.
The proposal by Marrico Asset Management LLP also includes plans for a 10-storey office block and a 17-storey residential block on land between Strawberry Place and Gallowgate.
Steve Pharoah, lifelong Newcastle United fan and chartered town planner and urban designer, was one of those to raise concerns to Newcastle City Council about the proposal.
Mr Pharoah said: "St James' Park is constrained. Strawberry Place remains the last opportunity wherein Newcastle United Football Club may flex its muscles and expand further.
"In the face of growth by many other big clubs, these proposals will surely bind and gag the famous Geordie 'noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride' that is this city.
"I recall the immense frustration of thousands and thousands of people unable to experience first hand Keegan's wonderful Entertainers inside the stadium. "Success will return to St James' and with it once again cries to increase spectator capacity. Nowhere are we reassured that this proposal will not frustrate the essential and successful future growth of Newcastle United Football Club."
He added: "Cherished views of St James' Park would also be lost. The view of St James' Park is breathtaking - it makes you inhale then forget to exhale. "The proposed scale, massing and siting of buildings would destroy the experience of St James Park- like blackheads on a much-loved face."
Fellow Magpies fans raised concerns over any future expansion of St James' Park, referring to the 52,000-seater as an "iconic, cultural landmark" for the city.
Currently, the Gallowgate End is the only realistic stand that could be added to, as plans to develop the East Stand have previously been thwarted by the listed Leazes Terrace it overlooks.
Ex-chairman Freddy Shepherd admitted a previous attempt to develop the Gallowgate and expand it over the St James' Metro station, but plans were shelved due to spiralling costs.
Planning consultants Lambert Smith Hampton said that development had emerged from an extensive period of consultation with Newcastle City Council, the local community, local business owners and a wide range of other stakeholders.
Developers Marrico Asset Management LLP said that the proposal would create 1,000 new job opportunities and would bring much needed regeneration to the area.
In respect of the design of the development, Neil Taylor, from FaulknerBrowns Architects, said: "The scale of the proposed development relates well to the existing buildings in this part of the city.
"Great care has been taken to ensure that the proposed buildings do not compromise the significance of St James' Park on the city skyline.
"Views of the stadium will also be maintained in between the proposed buildings from locations closer to the site."
The application comes after planning chiefs approved another student block on the same street in September.
Permission was granted for the £30m block despite concerns that the development could "dwarf" the neighbouring Strawberry pub.