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Millwall CPO dropped

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A proposed compulsory purchase order on land around Millwall's stadium has been dropped after an intervention by Lewisham mayor, Sir Steve Bullock.   Lewisham Council were under increasing pressure after a campaign against what was in effect a gentrification project gained momentum.   It reduces the likelihood of similar threats to other clubs.

Speaking on Radio 5 this morning, Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh said that the threatened CPO had taken up a considerable amount of management time.   The club had also run up a considerable legal bill as it sought advice on freedom of information requests.