12th February 2014
On 3rd February 2014 Millwall Chairman John Berylson released a statement to the South London Press and News Shopper stating how he was “appalled and bewildered” that the long-term future of the Club was being put at risk by Lewisham Council as the Council had sold freeholds surrounding the Club to Renewal and had refused to consult with the Club in the process.
In response to Mr Berylson’s statement and subsequent statements set out in letters to Members, Millwall’s leaflet Ambitious Plans for a Secure Future and follow-up articles in the South London Press on 7th February 2014, Renewal has set out the process by which the freehold land was sold, the length at which the Club was consulted and responded to the Club’s claim that the future of the Club and Community Scheme are in jeopardy.
On the 12th December 2013 Lewisham Council's Strategic Planning Committee granted consent for a section 73 minor material amendment to Renewal's existing Outline Planning Consent for Surrey Canal.
The amendment to the Outline Consent allows for all the indoor sports facilities to be moved into one building from four which will allow for more efficient management and will create London's largest sports centre for community use since Crystal Palace in 1964.
Whilst the layout, massing of buildings and building heights on selected plots have been amended the changes fall within the scope of the original description of development and there is no increase in the overall floorspace of the development.
1,200 person Church with offices, children's area, cafe, meeting rooms, rehearsal space and library.
250 homes in the two residential towers above.
A new railway station at Surrey Canal Road on the East London Line connects the community to London's travel network.
Bars, cafes and local retail alongside a 3 floor Creative Industries hub with super fast broadband connectivity.
271 homes and major improvement works to Bridgehouse Meadows, the 7 acre public park to the south.
The tower will have 20-23 floors, then step down to a 7-8 storey tower above ground floor commercial space.
A national standard sports centre over 6 floors safeguarded built and maintained by a registered charity, the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation.
The largest community sports complex built in London since the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace was built in 1964. There will be 4 major sports areas:
1. A multi-purpose 3000 seat arena for basketball, netball, table tennis, boxing and handball able to host regional and national competitions.
2. An indoor 3G football pitch for the Millwall Community Scheme, that also divides into 5-a-side pitches for hire.
3. A third arena will be sub-divided for table tennis, gymnastics and multi-sports uses.
4. A 25m swimming pool and 150 station fitness suite.
Start up business pace for small and growing businesses to locate to and share expensive capital equipment and receive training in marketing and finance. The incubator will foster growth, success and continual renewal.
150 bed hotel.
172 apartments alongside cafes, bars and shops at ground floor level.
Mostly homes with 800 apartments, alongside a creche, bars, restaurants, cafes and local shops.