Millwall to present revised plans to Council in April

Millwall fans at February Council meeting
Millwall fans at February Council meeting

JOHN Berylson says Millwall intend to present updated plans for their development of land around The Den to Lewisham Council when cabinet members visit the site in April.

The club originally presented a document outlining their proposals for the New Bermondsey area to the Council in 2013 but it claimed they weren't considered.

Millwall hope to convince cabinet members that the club, and not the property developer Renewal, should be allowed to press ahead with their regeneration plans, which include a hotel and conference centre.

In a statement on the club's official website on Friday, Lions chairman Berylson, who will attend the meeting, said: "We remain hugely supportive of the ambition to develop the area that used to be called the Surrey Canal Triangle and is now known as New Bermondsey. So we are updating and revising the plans that we prepared in 2013 – which the Council declined to consider – and will show them to Cabinet members when they visit us.

"Our plans will include homes, shops, a hotel and conference centre, a new cafe, artists' studios and, very importantly, new premises for our Millwall Community Trust whose future must also be safeguarded."

The Council delayed a decision on Compulsory Purchase Orders on three pieces of land around the stadium at a meeting in February.