Millwall overcome ground threat and free to advance regeneration plans

• Conditional sale agreement for the Den formally cancelled
• Developer Renewal’s scheme no longer threatens stadium

In the end the final blow came not with a bang and not with a whimper – but with a vote in the council chamber. Six years on from the creation of the compulsory purchase order that would have threatened Millwall’s future in south-east London the conditional sale agreement on the club’s land at the Den has been formally cancelled.

Shortly after 7pm on Thursday night news emerged from Lewisham council that the mayor and cabinet had voted to expunge the order. The decision follows three years of a fraught, occasional vicious public battle played out across newspapers and social media.

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