The Football League Paper - - WHERE ARE THEY NOW - By Tom Black­ett

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

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