Dulwich Hamlet will return to their Champion Hill ground after reaching an agreement with Southwark Council and American property developers.

Evicted from their ground in March by Meadow Partners, an American-based property investment fund that bought the land in 2014, the south London club have been fighting for survival ever since.

During their eviction they have been playing their home matches at rival's Tooting & Mitcham's Imperial Fields ground eight miles away, but won promotion to National League South last season.

"An agreement has been reached after the conclusion of successful talks between Dulwich Hamlet Football Club, Southwark Council and Meadow Partners that will see the club return to Champion Hill," the club said.

Meadow claimed Dulwich Hamlet owed more than £120,000 in rent and had breached the terms of their licence to use the ground.

The developers also told the club it could no longer use its trademarked name and logo.

Southwark Council had repeatedly blocked Meadow's plans to redevelop the site with luxury flats and a new home for the club and began proceedings for a compulsory purchase order.

The final agreement was reached following a meeting between all parties, which was chaired by Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and attended by local MPs Helen Hayes and Harriet Harman.

In a joint statement, Dulwich Hamlet Football Club, Southwark Council and Meadow Partners said: "DHFC has approached Southwark Council to ask for support to secure the long term financial security of the club and facilitate its return to Champion Hill.

"DHFC has requested a new lease from the council on the astro-turf pitch. This new lease, to be granted by the council, would be coterminous with an 18-month lease, to be granted to DHFC by Meadow, on the Champion Hill site. Both leases include a one-year rolling extension.

"DHFC has agreed to meet the council's aspiration for investment into the improved sporting facilities on that site for the benefit of both the club and the wider community.

"Meadow has agreed to support the club's return to Champion Hill on this basis. In recognition of this, the Council has agreed not to progress activity on a compulsory purchase order in relation to the Champion Hill site."

Meadow, which paid almost £6million for the site, had rejected a £10milllion bid from affordable housing company Legacy Foundation, owned by former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand, who grew up in nearby Peckham.