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Millwall to stay at the Den

Lewisham Council have abandoned controversial compulsory purchase plans for the land around Millwall Football Club.

Lewisham Council recently postponed making a final decision over selling the land around the Den in New Bermondsey for redevelopment with Millwall saying the development could jeopardise the club's future.

The council have announced that they won't proceed with the compulsory purchase order. Mayor Sir Steve Bullock had earlier called for the process to stop.

The Lewisham mayor said the football club should be "at the heart of the development". Sir Steve added "The compulsory purchase order should not proceed and all parties concerned should enter discussions to identify an agreed way to achieve the regeneration of this area while resolving these concerns."

The council's cabinet have said: "The council is not now proceeding with any compulsory purchase order on New Bermondsey. Any decision that the Council may take in the future will be a wholly new decision."


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