The Guardian: Lewisham Councillors in revolt over Millwall plan

The Guardian, which has been admirably dogged in its coverage of Millwall's battle with Lewisham Council over the future of the land around the club's stadium, reports:

The plan to seize Millwall’s land around The Den has been left hanging by a thread on Tuesday after it emerged that Lewisham Labour councillors are in open revolt against the compulsory purchase order (CPO) scheme.

Overnight it was revealed that 45 of the borough’s 54 elected representatives had backed scrutiny councillor Alan Hall’s call for the seizure of Millwall’s land to be submitted to an independent inquiry. The vote has been followed on Tuesday morning by the news that councillor Damien Egan, the member of the Lewisham Labour cabinet responsible for housing, has announced publicly that he can no longer support the scheme due to serious doubts over the council’s chosen developer partner, Renewal.

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