LIONS RECEIVE A LAND LIFELINE
MILLWALL have renewed hope that vital land around The Den will not be sold off to property developers.
The Lions are eager to develop the land themselves, but Lewisham cabinet members decided earlier this month to grant Compulsory Purchase Orders to seize it. The freehold would then be sold to property developers Renewal, who have planning permission for a massive New Bermondsey development.
However, Lewisham Council’s overview and scrutiny committee has called in the Mayor and cabinet’s decision to start the CPO process and asked them to review it.
Millwall chairman John Berylson said: “We fully support the regeneration but want to play a part in delivering it to protect the interests of the club, our fans and the wider community. We call on Lewisham Council and Renewal to work with Millwall so we can develop the land leased to the club and the Millwall Community Trust.”
POSITIVE: John Berylson