Gloucester City Football Club could be set for a cash boost to help plans to move home.\n\nThe plans for a new stadium and flood defence work are one of five projects shortlisted for Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s £8.4million Gloucestershire Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).\n\nThe fund is designed to help create new jobs and drive economic growth.\n\nChairman Nigel Hughes said: “This is very exciting for everyone working so hard on the plans to bring our club home. We have applied for funding for the flood defence part of our plans, which is a key part of the overall project. \n\n”We will be working hard on our business plan and look forward to working closely with the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership in the coming weeks and months.”\n\nThe other projects shortlisted are:\n- the Cinderford regeneration project, which includes plans for Northern Relief Road.\n\n- plans for regeneration on land east of Lydney\n\n- further regeneration of the Blackfriars site in Gloucester\n\n- new development at Gloucestershire Airport, including the construction of new hangers\n\n\nThe GIIF cash was secured by Gloucestershire LEP from the Government’s Growing Places Fund and is designed to kick start growth by unlocking infrastructure, housing and economic development schemes which have stalled in the current economic climate.\n\nAll shortlisted projects will now have to produce detailed business plans before any decision is made to allocate funding.\n\nThe funding will be administered to Gloucestershire County Council, as the accountable body, once the successful projects are chosen.
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