A meeting to decide the future of land surrounding Millwall Football Club and the New Bermondsey redevelopment has been cancelled.

The meeting was scheduled for this evening at 6pm, but was cancelled last night, and will be rescheduled for a date in February. 

This is the latest in the ongoing saga since Lewisham Council voted to impose a Complusory Purchase Order on the land in order to sell it to Renewal, an offshore development company.

Councillor Alan Hall, lead non executive member, London Borough of Lewisham said: "As the CPO call in review is further delayed Lewisham Council must seize the offer of talks with both hands for the sake of its reputation, its residents and Millwall FC"

A council spokesman said: “Reconsideration of the decision by Mayor and Cabinet to make a compulsory purchase order in respect of New Bermondsey, which was scheduled to take place on January 11, has been postponed.

“There has been an ongoing exchange of correspondence between the council and Millwall Football Club over the last few weeks about the status of the Millwall FC Youth Academy. A little more time is needed to complete this, and so the Mayor and Cabinet is not in a position to reconsider the decision today.

“We are asking Millwall Football Club to provide outstanding information by January 23 as we intend to reconsider and make the decision in February.”