MX23RW : Monday, February 24 22:46:16| >> :600:976388:976388:

Millwall hold "positive" talks over stadium redevelopment plans

Millwall hold
© Reuters
Lewisham Council owns the freehold of The Den, which is leased to Millwall.

Millwall have held "positive" talks with Lewisham Council over plans to redevelop their stadium.

The Sky Bet Championship club last week welcomed the council's decision to terminate a land agreement, which prevented areas surrounding The Den from being sold to property developers.

Lewisham Council owns the freehold of The Den, which is leased to Millwall, and the two parties are now in talks over a new lease agreement.

"We now need to reach agreement with Lewisham Council on the new lease for The Den and adjoining land, the terms of which will be vital in ensuring our plans are viable," Millwall said in a statement on their official website.

"We expressed to the Mayor our wish that advancing the speed of these discussions is urgent and in everyone's interests to unlock the potential of the development for all.

"Once we have agreed a new lease we can prepare our planning application. It is our intention to link with a developer partner and discussions in that respect are well advanced."

Millwall had considered relocating from The Den during a long-running dispute with Lewisham Council over the old land sale agreement.

The club plan to expand the stadium to 34,000 seats, build a sports centre for Millwall Community Trust and create "a vibrant new public plaza at the heart of New Bermondsey, providing a valuable amenity for the surrounding community".

Millwall's chief executive Steve Kavanagh added: "It has been a long and at times difficult journey to this point, but we are delighted with progress now.

"As long as we can secure an appropriate new lease, we can play our part in the growth and development of Millwall Football Club and its community."

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Steve Kavanagh

Click here for more stories about Millwall

Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Shocked Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa on February 8, 2020
Read Next:
Championship week 32 predictions including Brentford vs. Leeds
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!