Ambler thanks Millwall fans after petition delays land decision

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ANDY Ambler has thanked Millwall fans for their support after Lewisham Council deferred a decision on a Compulsory Purchase Order on land around The Den.

More than 15,000 people opposing the move signed a petition which was given to Labour councillor Joe Dromey before Wednesday night’s meeting at Lewisham Town Hall.

After a dramatic last-minute legal challenge, councillor Chris Best said the CPO needed “further investigation” and urged Millwall and Renewal, the company who want to buy the land for redevelopment, to meet to try to resolve their differences.

Millwall chief executive Ambler was present at the cabinet meeting and said he was “delighted” with the decision adding: “I would like to thank the fans for the huge amount of support they’ve given us – and I would urge them to keep signing the petition.”

He also confirmed the club’s offer to cabinet members to come to The Den to discuss how Millwall can be involved in any regeneration scheme in the area still stands.

Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler, with the backing of fans outside the town hall in Catford, presenting the Defend Our Den petition with more than 15,000 signatures to councillor Joe Dromey: