Millwall F.C. vow to fight order to develop stadium land

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Millwall F.C. vow to fight order to develop stadium land

More than 18,000 people have signed a petition against Lewisham's council's plans to impose a compulsory purchase order on land surrounding Millwall F.C. stadium in South Bermondsey.

The club says it supports regeneration in the area and would benefit from it as a second revenue stream. But if the plans are handed to a developer instead, the club will have to rely solely on wealthy benefactors which in turn put's the club's future in jeopardy.

London Live contacted Renewal, the developers, for a statement but none was provided at the time of this article being published.

In a statement Lewisham Council said: "The circumstances of a person potentially affected by the CPO have just come to light. These circumstances need to be investigated before the Cabinet can consider the report concerning the CPO. This is now taking place as quickly as possible so that the consideration of the report can be rescheduled at the earliest possible date. Considering the substantial representations that have been received on the matter, members of the Cabinet have asked that the opportunity that this delay presents is taken to try once more to bring Millwall FC and the developers Renewal together to see if they can come to an agreement."

Funmi Olutoye has the story.

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