Sale of land that could force Millwall to relocate to Kent put on hold as crunch Lewisham Council meeting delayed

13:46 11 January 2017

Millwall FC. Photo: Google

Millwall FC. Photo: Google


The council plans to compulsorily purchase areas around the Den and sell them on to an offshore developer

A crunch council meeting that could trigger a remarkable series of events and see Millwall FC relocate to Kent has been adjourned.

Lewisham Council’s cabinet was expected to tonight give the green light to plans to compulsorily purchase areas around the Den and sell them on to an offshore developer in a proposal that has sparked outrage.

The Lions publicly ackowledged for the first time last week that it could relocate due to the impact the compulsory purchase order (CPO) would have on its academy and community trust.

North Kent has reportedly been mooted as a potential site to relocate to and the club’s chief executive admitted “every option would have to be considered” ahead of the meeting, with its current Bermondsey base appearing less and less viable.

Now though, the meeting has been adjourned until next month, as senior club chiefs in Kent remain unmoved by the speculation Millwall could arrive in the county.

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally told us it was “not a concern” while Ebbsfleet United vice-chairman Peter Varney described it as “a non story”.

It is not the first time a London club has reportedly looked to set up a base in Kent, as Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish told us last year he was having to look for a training ground in the county having outgrown its existing Beckenham home.

Latest News

Fri, 14:36

Neil Acourt, along with his father-in-law Jack Vose, 63, from Bexley, and family friend Lee Birks, 55 from Orpington, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs

Fri, 08:30

Noye stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron to death in a road-rage attach on the M25 in 1996

Services running across the whole Southeastern network may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised

Most read


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder