Back plan for La Sagesse; Your shout.
What do these people actually want? I suspect what they really want is to leave La Sagesse in aspect, its structure preserved for the visual pleasure of the surrounding neighbourhood.
Well, I'm afraid that is a nogo.
I trust the council will take - unlike the local protesters - a view that this development will bring life into a historic building by introducing it as a sound and practical way to bring the building back to life.
And, as far as the residents are concerned, I hear a lot of objections from them but I hear very little sound proposals as to what they would do with La Sagesse on a commercial basis.
E JACOBSON, Newcastle.