Millwall fans offered glimmer of hope

Milwall fans were offered a glimmer of hope over plans to develop land around The Den after Lewisham Council’s scrutiny committee called in the planning application.   It is feared that the proposals would undermine the viability of the club.

Milwall fans were offered a glimmer of hope over plans to develop land around The Den after Lewisham Council’s scrutiny committee called in the planning application.   It is feared that the proposals would undermine the viability of the club.

Questions have been raised about the ownership and finances of the offshore property developer, Renewal.  There appears to be a connection with a former Mayor of Lewisham.   The club has proposed its own alternative scheme which would offer more affordable housing.

The article points out that what is happening at Millwall raises broader questions about the future of community based football clubs.   It argues that the pressures on such clubs are particularly acute in London.

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